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

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 In 2016, the relative price worth of \$1.00 from 1940 is: \$17.10 using the Consumer Price Index \$13.70 using the GDP deflator In 2016, the relative amount consumers spend worth of \$1.00 from 1940 is: \$35.20 using the value of consumer bundle In 2016, the relative wage or income worth of \$1.00 from 1940 is: \$35.10 using the unskilled wage \$47.70 using the Production Worker Compensation \$73.90 using the nominal GDP per capita In 2016, the relative output worth of \$1.00 from 1940 is: \$181.00 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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