Consumer Price Index

 

Year

CPI*

% Change

What would 100

1970 dollars purchase now?

What would 100

1996 dollars purchase then?

1970

38.8

5.7%

$100.00

$24.73

1971

40.5

4.4

104.38

25.81

1972

41.8

3.2

107.73

26.64

1973

44.4

6.2

114.43

28.30

1974

49.3

11.0

127.06

31.42

1975

53.8

9.1

138.66

34.29

1976

56.9

5.8

146.65

36.27

1977

60.6

6.5

156.19

38.62

1978

65.2

7.6

168.04

41.56

1979

72.6

11.3

187.11

46.27

1980

82.4

13.5

212.37

52.52

1981

90.9

10.3

234.28

57.93

1982

96.5

6.2

248.71

61.50

1983

99.6

3.2

256.70

63.48

1984

103.9

4.3

267.78

66.22

1985

107.6

3.6

277.32

68.58

1986

109.6

1.9

282.47

69.85

1987

113.6

3.6

292.78

72.40

1988

118.3

4.4

304.90

75.40

1989

124.0

4.8

319.59

79.03

1990

130.7

5.4

336.86

83.30

1991

136.2

4.2

351.03

86.81

1992

140.3

3.0

361.60

89.42

1993

144.5

3.0

372.42

92.10

1994

148.2

2.6

381.96

94.46

1995

152.4

2.8

392.78

97.13

1996

156.9

3.0

404.38

100.00

1997 Est.

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2.5

--

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1998 Est.

--

3.0

--

--

1999 Est.

--

3.5

--

--

2000 Est.

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3.2

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* United States, All Items, All Consumers

1982-1984 = 100; Annual Averages

Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor; Bureau of Labor Statistics; Estimates: New England Economic Project October 1997 Forecast