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Thursday January 20

CPI Inflation Calculator

This is a really cool service. It calculates the cost of inflation in US dollars for the past 90 years. For example, it tells me that USD100 in 1913 would be the same as USD1858.60 in 2003. This is actually really useful to me when I read books set in the WWII or 1960s detective movies and I want to know what 'two bits' was really worth. (Of course, this is only an indication and doesn't take into account what people really thought money was worth when times were hard!)



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