# $69,088 in 1958 is worth$481,942.59 in 2006

$69,088 in 1958 has the same purchasing power as$481,942.59 in 2006. Over the 48 years this is a change of $412,854.59. The average inflation rate of the dollar between 1958 and 2006 was 4.14% per year. The cumulative price increase of the dollar over this time was 597.58%. ## The value of$69,088 from 1958 to 2006

So what does this data mean? It means that the prices in 2006 are 4,819.43 higher than the average prices since 1958. A dollar in 2006 can buy 14.34% of what it could buy in 1958.

We can look at the buying power equivalent for $69,088 in 1958 to see how much you would need to adjust for in order to beat inflation. For 1958 to 2006, if you started with$69,088 in 1958, you would need to have $481,942.59 in 1958 to keep up with inflation rates. So if we are saying that$69,088 is equivalent to $481,942.59 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 48 years. ## Value of$69,088 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
1958 $69,088.00 2.85% 1959$69,566.12 0.69%
1960 $70,761.41 1.72% 1961$71,478.59 1.01%
1962 $72,195.76 1.00% 1963$73,152.00 1.32%
1964 $74,108.24 1.31% 1965$75,303.53 1.61%
1966 $77,455.06 2.86% 1967$79,845.65 3.09%
1968 $83,192.47 4.19% 1969$87,734.59 5.46%
1970 $92,754.82 5.72% 1971$96,818.82 4.38%
1972 $99,926.59 3.21% 1973$106,142.12 6.22%
1974 $117,856.00 11.04% 1975$128,613.65 9.13%
1976 $136,024.47 5.76% 1977$144,869.65 6.50%
1978 $155,866.35 7.59% 1979$173,556.71 11.35%
1980 $196,984.47 13.50% 1981$217,304.47 10.32%
1982 $230,691.76 6.16% 1983$238,102.59 3.21%
1984 $248,382.12 4.32% 1985$257,227.29 3.56%
1986 $262,008.47 1.86% 1987$271,570.82 3.65%
1988 $282,806.59 4.14% 1989$296,432.94 4.82%
1990 $312,449.88 5.40% 1991$325,598.12 4.21%
1992 $335,399.53 3.01% 1993$345,440.00 2.99%
1994 $354,285.18 2.56% 1995$364,325.65 2.83%
1996 $375,083.29 2.95% 1997$383,689.41 2.29%
1998 $389,665.88 1.56% 1999$398,272.00 2.21%
2000 $411,659.29 3.36% 2001$423,373.18 2.85%
2002 $430,066.82 1.58% 2003$439,868.24 2.28%
2004 $451,582.12 2.66% 2005$466,881.88 3.39%