# $46,025 in 1947 is worth$403,079.93 in 2005

$46,025 in 1947 has the same purchasing power as$403,079.93 in 2005. Over the 58 years this is a change of $357,054.93. The average inflation rate of the dollar between 1947 and 2005 was 4.03% per year. The cumulative price increase of the dollar over this time was 775.78%. ## The value of$46,025 from 1947 to 2005

So what does this data mean? It means that the prices in 2005 are 4,030.80 higher than the average prices since 1947. A dollar in 2005 can buy 11.42% of what it could buy in 1947.

We can look at the buying power equivalent for $46,025 in 1947 to see how much you would need to adjust for in order to beat inflation. For 1947 to 2005, if you started with$46,025 in 1947, you would need to have $403,079.93 in 1947 to keep up with inflation rates. So if we are saying that$46,025 is equivalent to $403,079.93 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 58 years. ## Value of$46,025 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
1947 $46,025.00 14.36% 1948$49,740.02 8.07%
1949 $49,120.85 -1.24% 1950$49,740.02 1.26%
1951 $53,661.43 7.88% 1952$54,693.39 1.92%
1953 $55,106.17 0.75% 1954$55,518.95 0.75%
1955 $55,312.56 -0.37% 1956$56,138.12 1.49%
1957 $57,995.63 3.31% 1958$59,646.75 2.85%
1959 $60,059.53 0.69% 1960$61,091.48 1.72%
1961 $61,710.65 1.01% 1962$62,329.82 1.00%
1963 $63,155.38 1.32% 1964$63,980.94 1.31%
1965 $65,012.89 1.61% 1966$66,870.40 2.86%
1967 $68,934.30 3.09% 1968$71,823.77 4.19%
1969 $75,745.18 5.46% 1970$80,079.37 5.72%
1971 $83,588.00 4.38% 1972$86,271.08 3.21%
1973 $91,637.22 6.22% 1974$101,750.34 11.04%
1975 $111,037.89 9.13% 1976$117,435.99 5.76%
1977 $125,072.42 6.50% 1978$134,566.37 7.59%
1979 $149,839.24 11.35% 1980$170,065.47 13.50%
1981 $187,608.63 10.32% 1982$199,166.48 6.16%
1983 $205,564.57 3.21% 1984$214,439.35 4.32%
1985 $222,075.78 3.56% 1986$226,203.59 1.86%
1987 $234,459.19 3.65% 1988$244,159.53 4.14%
1989 $255,923.77 4.82% 1990$269,751.91 5.40%
1991 $281,103.36 4.21% 1992$289,565.36 3.01%
1993 $298,233.74 2.99% 1994$305,870.18 2.56%
1995 $314,538.57 2.83% 1996$323,826.12 2.95%
1997 $331,256.17 2.29% 1998$336,415.92 1.56%
1999 $343,845.96 2.21% 2000$355,403.81 3.36%
2001 $365,516.93 2.85% 2002$371,295.85 1.58%
2003 $379,757.85 2.28% 2004$389,870.96 2.66%