### 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 \$500,000,000.00 from 1921 is:

 \$5,990,000,000.00 using the Consumer Price Index \$4,880,000,000.00 using the GDP deflator \$15,400,000,000.00 using the value of consumer bundle \$22,100,000,000.00 using the unskilled wage \$27,100,000,000.00 using the Production Worker Compensation \$34,300,000,000.00 using the nominal GDP per capita \$97,000,000,000.00 using the relative share of GDP

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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