# $71,941 in 1934 is worth$87,510.32 in 1942

$71,941 in 1934 has the same purchasing power as$87,510.32 in 1942. Over the 8 years this is a change of $15,569.32. The average inflation rate of the dollar between 1934 and 1942 was 2.61% per year. The cumulative price increase of the dollar over this time was 21.64%. ## The value of$71,941 from 1934 to 1942

So what does this data mean? It means that the prices in 1942 are 875.10 higher than the average prices since 1934. A dollar in 1942 can buy 82.21% of what it could buy in 1934.

We can look at the buying power equivalent for $71,941 in 1934 to see how much you would need to adjust for in order to beat inflation. For 1934 to 1942, if you started with$71,941 in 1934, you would need to have $87,510.32 in 1934 to keep up with inflation rates. So if we are saying that$71,941 is equivalent to $87,510.32 over time, you can see the core concept of inflation in action. The "real value" of a single dollar decreases over time. It will pay for fewer items at the store than it did previously. In the chart below you can see how the value of the dollar is worth less over 8 years. ## Value of$71,941 Over Time

In the table below we can see the value of the US Dollar over time. According to the BLS, each of these amounts are equivalent in terms of what that amount could purchase at the time.

Year Dollar Value Inflation Rate
1934 $71,941.00 3.08% 1935$73,551.62 2.24%
1936 $74,625.37 1.46% 1937$77,309.73 3.60%
1938 $75,699.11 -2.08% 1939$74,625.37 -1.42%
1940 $75,162.24 0.72% 1941$78,920.35 5.00%