# $30,652 in 1971 is worth$93,848.10 in 1989

$30,652 in 1971 has the same purchasing power as$93,848.10 in 1989. Over the 18 years this is a change of $63,196.10. The average inflation rate of the dollar between 1971 and 1989 was 6.35% per year. The cumulative price increase of the dollar over this time was 206.17%. ## The value of$30,652 from 1971 to 1989

So what does this data mean? It means that the prices in 1989 are 938.48 higher than the average prices since 1971. A dollar in 1989 can buy 32.66% of what it could buy in 1971.

We can look at the buying power equivalent for $30,652 in 1971 to see how much you would need to adjust for in order to beat inflation. For 1971 to 1989, if you started with$30,652 in 1971, you would need to have $93,848.10 in 1971 to keep up with inflation rates. So if we are saying that$30,652 is equivalent to $93,848.10 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 18 years. ## Value of$30,652 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
1971 $30,652.00 4.38% 1972$31,635.89 3.21%
1973 $33,603.67 6.22% 1974$37,312.19 11.04%
1975 $40,717.97 9.13% 1976$43,064.17 5.76%
1977 $45,864.47 6.50% 1978$49,345.94 7.59%
1979 $54,946.55 11.35% 1980$62,363.58 13.50%
1981 $68,796.71 10.32% 1982$73,035.01 6.16%
1983 $75,381.21 3.21% 1984$78,635.62 4.32%
1985 $81,435.93 3.56% 1986$82,949.61 1.86%
1987 $85,976.97 3.65% 1988$89,534.11 4.14%