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Visual Inflation Calculator

Adjust the orange knobs to:

  1. Choose a dollar amount at a year in the past. (For example, roundtrip flights between New York and L.A. cost $310 in 1974. Gasoline cost 20 cents per gallon in 1930.)
  2. See how the buying power of that money has changed over time.

"Spending $10 in 1970 is like spending $60 in 2013."