**What was the buying power of a dollar in past years?**
What was the buying power of a dollar in past years?

Watched a movie the other day, they were offered $2 million for a business in 1877....

Question came up "How much is that in todays money adjusted for inflation?"

Here is yearly list

$1 worth of 1877 dollars is now worth $22.22

$1 worth of 1878 dollars is now worth $23.26

$1 worth of 1879 dollars is now worth $23.26

$1 worth of 1880 dollars is now worth $22.73

$1 worth of 1881 dollars is now worth $22.73

$1 worth of 1882 dollars is now worth $22.73

$1 worth of 1883 dollars is now worth $23.26

$1 worth of 1884 dollars is now worth $23.81

$1 worth of 1885 dollars is now worth $24.39

$1 worth of 1886 dollars is now worth $25

$1 worth of 1887 dollars is now worth $24.39

$1 worth of 1888 dollars is now worth $24.39

$1 worth of 1889 dollars is now worth $25.64

$1 worth of 1890 dollars is now worth $25.64

$1 worth of 1891 dollars is now worth $25.64

$1 worth of 1892 dollars is now worth $25.64

$1 worth of 1893 dollars is now worth $26.32

$1 worth of 1894 dollars is now worth $27.03

$1 worth of 1895 dollars is now worth $27.78

$1 worth of 1896 dollars is now worth $27.78

$1 worth of 1897 dollars is now worth $27.78

$1 worth of 1898 dollars is now worth $27.78

$1 worth of 1899 dollars is now worth $27.78

$1 worth of 1900 dollars is now worth $27.78

$1 worth of 1901 dollars is now worth $27.78

$1 worth of 1902 dollars is now worth $27.03

$1 worth of 1903 dollars is now worth $26.32

$1 worth of 1904 dollars is now worth $26.32

$1 worth of 1905 dollars is now worth $26.32

$1 worth of 1906 dollars is now worth $26.32

$1 worth of 1907 dollars is now worth $25

$1 worth of 1908 dollars is now worth $25.64

$1 worth of 1909 dollars is now worth $25.64

$1 worth of 1910 dollars is now worth $24.39

$1 worth of 1911 dollars is now worth $24.39

$1 worth of 1912 dollars is now worth $24.39

$1 worth of 1913 dollars is now worth $23.81

$1 worth of 1914 dollars is now worth $23.26

$1 worth of 1915 dollars is now worth $23.26

$1 worth of 1916 dollars is now worth $21.28

$1 worth of 1917 dollars is now worth $18.18

$1 worth of 1918 dollars is now worth $15.38

$1 worth of 1919 dollars is now worth $13.51

$1 worth of 1920 dollars is now worth $11.63

$1 worth of 1921 dollars is now worth $12.99

$1 worth of 1922 dollars is now worth $13.89

$1 worth of 1923 dollars is now worth $13.7

$1 worth of 1924 dollars is now worth $13.7

$1 worth of 1925 dollars is now worth $13.33

$1 worth of 1926 dollars is now worth $13.16

$1 worth of 1927 dollars is now worth $13.51

$1 worth of 1928 dollars is now worth $13.7

$1 worth of 1929 dollars is now worth $13.7

$1 worth of 1930 dollars is now worth $14.08

$1 worth of 1931 dollars is now worth $15.38

$1 worth of 1932 dollars is now worth $16.95

$1 worth of 1933 dollars is now worth $17.86

$1 worth of 1934 dollars is now worth $17.54

$1 worth of 1935 dollars is now worth $16.95

$1 worth of 1936 dollars is now worth $16.95

$1 worth of 1937 dollars is now worth $16.13

$1 worth of 1938 dollars is now worth $16.67

$1 worth of 1939 dollars is now worth $16.95

$1 worth of 1940 dollars is now worth $16.67

$1 worth of 1941 dollars is now worth $15.87

$1 worth of 1942 dollars is now worth $14.29

$1 worth of 1943 dollars is now worth $13.51

$1 worth of 1944 dollars is now worth $13.33

$1 worth of 1945 dollars is now worth $12.99

$1 worth of 1946 dollars is now worth $12.05

$1 worth of 1947 dollars is now worth $10.53

$1 worth of 1948 dollars is now worth $9.71

$1 worth of 1949 dollars is now worth $9.8

$1 worth of 1950 dollars is now worth $9.71

$1 worth of 1951 dollars is now worth $9.01

$1 worth of 1952 dollars is now worth $8.85

$1 worth of 1953 dollars is now worth $8.77

$1 worth of 1954 dollars is now worth $8.7

$1 worth of 1955 dollars is now worth $8.7

$1 worth of 1956 dollars is now worth $8.62

$1 worth of 1957 dollars is now worth $8.33

$1 worth of 1958 dollars is now worth $8.06

$1 worth of 1959 dollars is now worth $8.06

$1 worth of 1960 dollars is now worth $7.87

$1 worth of 1961 dollars is now worth $7.81

$1 worth of 1962 dollars is now worth $7.75

$1 worth of 1963 dollars is now worth $7.63

$1 worth of 1964 dollars is now worth $7.52

$1 worth of 1965 dollars is now worth $7.41

$1 worth of 1966 dollars is now worth $7.19

$1 worth of 1967 dollars is now worth $6.99

$1 worth of 1968 dollars is now worth $6.71

$1 worth of 1969 dollars is now worth $6.37

$1 worth of 1970 dollars is now worth $6.02

$1 worth of 1971 dollars is now worth $5.78

$1 worth of 1972 dollars is now worth $5.59

$1 worth of 1973 dollars is now worth $5.26

$1 worth of 1974 dollars is now worth $4.74

$1 worth of 1975 dollars is now worth $4.35

$1 worth of 1976 dollars is now worth $4.12

$1 worth of 1977 dollars is now worth $3.86

$1 worth of 1978 dollars is now worth $3.58

$1 worth of 1979 dollars is now worth $3.22

$1 worth of 1980 dollars is now worth $2.84

$1 worth of 1981 dollars is now worth $2.57

$1 worth of 1982 dollars is now worth $2.42

$1 worth of 1983 dollars is now worth $2.35

$1 worth of 1984 dollars is now worth $2.25

$1 worth of 1985 dollars is now worth $2.17

$1 worth of 1986 dollars is now worth $2.13

$1 worth of 1987 dollars is now worth $2.06

$1 worth of 1988 dollars is now worth $1.98

$1 worth of 1989 dollars is now worth $1.89

$1 worth of 1990 dollars is now worth $1.79

$1 worth of 1991 dollars is now worth $1.72

$1 worth of 1992 dollars is now worth $1.67

$1 worth of 1993 dollars is now worth $1.62

$1 worth of 1994 dollars is now worth $1.58

$1 worth of 1995 dollars is now worth $1.53

$1 worth of 1996 dollars is now worth $1.49

$1 worth of 1997 dollars is now worth $1.46

$1 worth of 1998 dollars is now worth $1.43

$1 worth of 1999 dollars is now worth $1.4

$1 worth of 2000 dollars is now worth $1.36

$1 worth of 2001 dollars is now worth $1.32

$1 worth of 2002 dollars is now worth $1.3

$1 worth of 2003 dollars is now worth $1.27

$1 worth of 2004 dollars is now worth $1.24

$1 worth of 2005 dollars is now worth $1.2

$1 worth of 2006 dollars is now worth $1.16

$1 worth of 2007 dollars is now worth $1.13

$1 worth of 2008 dollars is now worth $1.09

$1 worth of 2009 dollars is now worth $1.09

$1 worth of 2010 dollars is now worth $1.07

$1 worth of 2011 dollars is now worth $1.04

$1 worth of 2012 dollars is now worth $1.02

$1 worth of 2013 dollars is now worth $1

With the "runaway printing press" mentality of many industrialized countries, long term precious metals looks highly desirable.

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