# $72,452 in 1969 is worth$244,796.95 in 1989

$72,452 in 1969 has the same purchasing power as$244,796.95 in 1989. Over the 20 years this is a change of $172,344.95. The average inflation rate of the dollar between 1969 and 1989 was 6.28% per year. The cumulative price increase of the dollar over this time was 237.87%. ## The value of$72,452 from 1969 to 1989

So what does this data mean? It means that the prices in 1989 are 2,447.97 higher than the average prices since 1969. A dollar in 1989 can buy 29.60% of what it could buy in 1969.

We can look at the buying power equivalent for $72,452 in 1969 to see how much you would need to adjust for in order to beat inflation. For 1969 to 1989, if you started with$72,452 in 1969, you would need to have $244,796.95 in 1969 to keep up with inflation rates. So if we are saying that$72,452 is equivalent to $244,796.95 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 20 years. ## Value of$72,452 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
1969 $72,452.00 5.46% 1970$76,597.75 5.72%
1971 $79,953.84 4.38% 1972$82,520.26 3.21%
1973 $87,653.10 6.22% 1974$97,326.53 11.04%
1975 $106,210.29 9.13% 1976$112,330.21 5.76%
1977 $119,634.64 6.50% 1978$128,715.81 7.59%
1979 $143,324.66 11.35% 1980$162,671.52 13.50%
1981 $179,451.96 10.32% 1982$190,507.30 6.16%
1983 $196,627.23 3.21% 1984$205,116.15 4.32%
1985 $212,420.58 3.56% 1986$216,368.92 1.86%
1987 $224,265.59 3.65% 1988$233,544.19 4.14%