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Inflation Calculator

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What is the meaning of inflation?

Inflation in simple terms means that there is a continued rise in the price level of both the goods & the services in the economy & this is seen over some time. In addition to this, whenever there happens to be an increase in the price levels, then one can witness a lot of things being affected by this inflation.


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However, now calculating this inflation would become a little bit easier as we have put forth the simple format for calculating this inflation & the steps mentioned here would also be even more trouble – free for everyone to understand. To assist you further with the calculation of inflation, one can find below a table which has the complete information of the New CPI along with the inflation rate. In addition to this, one would be able to find the year as to the respective CPI as well as the inflation rate.

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Year New CPI Inflation Rate
1980 10. 1215 11. 82 %
1981 11. 3283 11. 92 %
1982 12. 2335 7. 99 %
1983 13. 4953 10. 31 %
1984 14. 6688 8. 70 %
1985 15. 6956 7. 00 %
1986 16. 8691 7. 48 %
1987 18. 4827 9. 57 %
1988 19. 9495 7. 94 %
1989 21. 2697 6. 62 %
1990 23. 6167 11. 03 %
1991 26. 8438 13. 66 %
1992 29. 6309 10. 38 %
1993 31. 6845 6. 93 %
1994 34. 765 9. 72 %
1995 37. 9921 9. 28 %
1996 41. 5126 9. 27 %
1997 44. 2997 6. 71 %
1998 49. 4338 11. 59 %
1999 51. 6341 4. 45 %
2000 54. 4211 5. 40 %
2001 57. 2082 5. 12 %
2002 59. 4085 3. 85 %
2003 61. 6088 3. 70 %
2004 63. 9558 3. 81 %
2005 66. 8896 4. 59 %
2006 71. 2902 6. 58 %
2007 75. 5442 5. 97 %
2008 82. 2918 8. 93 %
2009 93 13. 01 %
2010 100 7. 53 %
2011 109. 474 9. 47 %
2012 120. 147 9. 75 %
2013 132. 229 10. 06 %
2014 138. 481 4. 73 %
2015 146 5. 43 %
2016 153 4. 79 %

How to calculate inflation?

An individual can calculate the inflation between any of the 2 years. And to help you with the procedure of calculating inflation, we have listed out the steps here. Keep scrolling the page to know more on the inflation calculator. One has to keep it in mind that the inflation calculator works when the year to be calculated is entered. In addition to this, the important aspect is that at one go, 2 years have to be selected. Hence, in the 1st field, you would be required to mention the worth followed by the year whereas in the following field, you will have to mention the year. Finally, click on the tab called calculate.

Formula to calculate inflation

In order to calculate the inflation, you will have to make use of the formula mentioned below –

\(\frac {current\quad CPI\quad -\quad historical\quad CPI\quad }{current\quad CPI}\quad \times 100\)