In 1980   a of $200   is worth $762.49 today .


HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE CPI (CONSUMER PRICE INDEX)

The CPI, in any year, is the cost of a bundle of goods and services purchased by a typical urban consumer in that year compared to the cost of that goods and services in a base year


A PAST PURCHASE IN TODAY'S TERMS

During the height of the Civil War, the price of a pound of coffee was 44¢ a pound. How does that compare to today? 44¢ in 1864 has a real price of $8.03 today.


During the height of the Civil War, the price of a pound of coffee was 44¢ a pound. How does that compare to today? 44¢ in 1864 has a real price of $8.03 today.