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 Inflation Rate United State % PA
 2010 - Q4  2011 - Q1  2011 - Q2  2011 - Q3
 Oct  Nov  Dec  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sept
 
1.17 %
 
1.14 %
 
1.49 %
 
1.63%
 
2.10 %
 
2.68 %
 
3.16 %
 
3.57 %

3.56 %

3.63 %
 
3.77 %
 
3.87 %
 2011 - Q4 2012 - Q1 2012 - Q2 2012 - Q3
 Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept
 
3.53 %
 
3.39 %
 
2.96 % 
 
2.93 %
 
2.87 % 
 
 2.65 %
 
2.30 % 
 
1.70 % 

1.66 %

1.41 %
 
1.69 %
 
 1.99 %
 2012 - Q4 2013 - Q1 2013 - Q2 2013 - Q3
 Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept
 
2.20 %
 
1.80 %
 
1.70 % 
 
1.60 %
 
2.00 % 
 
 1.50 %
 
1.10 % 
 
1.40 % 

1.80 % 

2.00 % 
 
1.50
 
 - %


In the chart below you can see that $100 US  in year 1881 had the some Purchasing  Power like $1,866 US  in 2010.

In simple words, whatever you could purchase with $100 US in year 1881, you have to spend $1,866 US in 2010 to purchase
more or less the some goods.




The Gold Standard was abandoned in 1971 and had huge impact on inflation resulting in losing the value of money faster. See chart above.

In 2010 the present value of $100 US in year 1881 is $1,866 US.

The average inflation rate in US over over 1881-2010 period is 2.45% PA.

The average inflation rate in US over 1901-1971 period is 1.619% PA.This is the average inflation rate in US over Gold Standard period.

The average inflation rate in US over 1971-2008 period is 4.477% PA. This is the average inflation rate in US after Gold Standard period.

The non-confirmed US inflation target is 1.5 - 2 % per year.