Inflation Calculation

Jim writes frequently of salary and expenses, and you know full well that $10 in 1942 isn’t what $10 is today. But do you know what today’s equivalent is? Here’s a little cheat sheet for 2016.

1942 — 2016
$10 — $148
$45 — $667
$275 — $4,073

You can find exact amounts for any number (and any year going back to 1913, for that matter) at the United States Department of Labor’s handy Consumer Price Index Inflation Calculator.

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