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

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 In 2011, the relative price worth of \$20.00 from 1776 is: \$532.00 using the Consumer Price Index In 2011, the relative amount consumers spend worth of \$20.00 from 1776 is: In 2011, the relative wage or income worth of \$20.00 from 1776 is: \$10,600.00 using the unskilled wage In 2011, the relative output worth of \$20.00 from 1776 is:

Data for consumer bundle only starts in 1900.
Data only starts in 1790.
Data for Production Worker Compensation starts in 1790.

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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