# $16,946 in 1957 is worth$18,996.41 in 1965

$16,946 in 1957 has the same purchasing power as$18,996.41 in 1965. Over the 8 years this is a change of $2,050.41. The average inflation rate of the dollar between 1957 and 1965 was 1.65% per year. The cumulative price increase of the dollar over this time was 12.10%. ## The value of$16,946 from 1957 to 1965

So what does this data mean? It means that the prices in 1965 are 189.96 higher than the average prices since 1957. A dollar in 1965 can buy 89.21% of what it could buy in 1957.

We can look at the buying power equivalent for $16,946 in 1957 to see how much you would need to adjust for in order to beat inflation. For 1957 to 1965, if you started with$16,946 in 1957, you would need to have $18,996.41 in 1957 to keep up with inflation rates. So if we are saying that$16,946 is equivalent to $18,996.41 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$16,946 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
1957 $16,946.00 3.31% 1958$17,428.45 2.85%
1959 $17,549.06 0.69% 1960$17,850.59 1.72%
1961 $18,031.51 1.01% 1962$18,212.43 1.00%
1963 $18,453.65 1.32% 1964$18,694.88 1.31%