Seven Ways to Compute the Relative Value of a U.S. Dollar Amount - 1774 to Present
In 2010, the relative worth of $1.00 from 1870 is:
|$17.20||using the Consumer Price Index|
|$15.70||using the GDP deflator|
|$118.00||using the unskilled wage|
|$234.00||using the Production Worker Compensation|
|$247.00||using the nominal GDP per capita|
|$1,910.00||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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