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### Seven Ways to Compute the Relative Value of a U.S. Dollar Amount - 1774 to Present

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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.

For construction of the Indicators, go to CPI | GDP | Consumer Bundle | Unskilled Wage | Compensation of Production Workers series.

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#### Citation

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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