# $88,497 in 1942 is worth$130,845.26 in 1948

$88,497 in 1942 has the same purchasing power as$130,845.26 in 1948. Over the 6 years this is a change of $42,348.26. The average inflation rate of the dollar between 1942 and 1948 was 7.40% per year. The cumulative price increase of the dollar over this time was 47.85%. ## The value of$88,497 from 1942 to 1948

So what does this data mean? It means that the prices in 1948 are 1,308.45 higher than the average prices since 1942. A dollar in 1948 can buy 67.63% of what it could buy in 1942.

We can look at the buying power equivalent for $88,497 in 1942 to see how much you would need to adjust for in order to beat inflation. For 1942 to 1948, if you started with$88,497 in 1942, you would need to have $130,845.26 in 1942 to keep up with inflation rates. So if we are saying that$88,497 is equivalent to $130,845.26 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 6 years. ## Value of$88,497 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
1942 $88,497.00 10.88% 1943$93,926.26 6.13%
1944 $95,555.04 1.73% 1945$97,726.75 2.27%
1946 $105,870.64 8.33% 1947$121,072.58 14.36%