This site has been revised to provide inflation conversion factors for 2016 using final inflation data, and for 2017, using estimates from early 2017 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
Tables for 1774 to estimated 2027 and the conversion factor tables for 2016, and estimated 2017 were revised June 15, 2017, for both pdf and Excel files.
Excel file with column-format conversion factors 1774 to estimated 2027 have been revised to reflect final 2016 CPI.
For ease of printing, the same conversion factors also are available in pdf format: Conversion factors 1774 to estimated 2027.
The above tables show conversion factors for CPI (1982-84 Dollars) and dollars of 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, estimated 2017, CPI-U-X1 (2016 dollars), and CPI-U-RS (an experimental measure, using 2016 dollars, and updated CPI-U-RS data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics). This file provides both conversion factors for each of those inflation measures and also inflation rates using CPI-U for years starting 1774, CPI-U-RS for years starting 1947, and CPI-U-X1 for years starting 1950. These files also show "chain-weighted" inflation data, a topic of recent interest.
For inflation assumptions for years 2017 to 2027, see the main page of this site.
Data prior to 1913 are estimates; data for 1913 to the present involve data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, though the specific methods of data collection have changed during that period. Use special caution concerning data prior to 1913.
I strongly recommended that all dollar figures using these conversion factors for years prior to 1913 be rounded, e.g., $14,663 becomes $14,700, and preferably—especially for early years—to $15,000. Similarly, round dollars derived for years 1913 to the present to, for example, $14,660.
Stating dollar figure conversions in dollars and cents nearly always suggests more precision than the data allow.