Seven Ways to Compute the Relative Value of a U.S. Dollar Amount - 1774 to Present
In 2009, the relative worth of $500.00 from 1863 is:
|$8,810.00||using the Consumer Price Index|
|$7,100.00||using the GDP deflator|
|$70,900.00||using the unskilled wage|
|$136,000.00||using the Production Worker Compensation|
|$102,000.00||using the nominal GDP per capita|
|$936,000.00||using the relative share of GDP|
Data for consumer bundle only starts in 1900.
If you need help/ determining which result is most appropriate for you, see Choosing the Best Indicator to Measure Relative Worth.
Samuel H. Williamson, "Seven Ways to Compute the Relative Value of a U.S. Dollar Amount, 1774 to present," MeasuringWorth, April .
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