# $97,455 in 1971 is worth$218,732.33 in 1981

$97,455 in 1971 has the same purchasing power as$218,732.33 in 1981. Over the 10 years this is a change of $121,277.33. The average inflation rate of the dollar between 1971 and 1981 was 8.09% per year. The cumulative price increase of the dollar over this time was 124.44%. ## The value of$97,455 from 1971 to 1981

So what does this data mean? It means that the prices in 1981 are 2,187.32 higher than the average prices since 1971. A dollar in 1981 can buy 44.55% of what it could buy in 1971.

We can look at the buying power equivalent for $97,455 in 1971 to see how much you would need to adjust for in order to beat inflation. For 1971 to 1981, if you started with$97,455 in 1971, you would need to have $218,732.33 in 1971 to keep up with inflation rates. So if we are saying that$97,455 is equivalent to $218,732.33 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 10 years. ## Value of$97,455 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 $97,455.00 4.38% 1972$100,583.19 3.21%
1973 $106,839.56 6.22% 1974$118,630.41 11.04%
1975 $129,458.74 9.13% 1976$136,918.26 5.76%
1977 $145,821.56 6.50% 1978$156,890.52 7.59%
1979 $174,697.11 11.35% 1980$198,278.81 13.50%