# $70,076 in 1983 is worth$150,942.72 in 2009

$70,076 in 1983 has the same purchasing power as$150,942.72 in 2009. Over the 26 years this is a change of $80,866.72. The average inflation rate of the dollar between 1983 and 2009 was 3.01% per year. The cumulative price increase of the dollar over this time was 115.40%. ## The value of$70,076 from 1983 to 2009

So what does this data mean? It means that the prices in 2009 are 1,509.43 higher than the average prices since 1983. A dollar in 2009 can buy 46.43% of what it could buy in 1983.

We can look at the buying power equivalent for $70,076 in 1983 to see how much you would need to adjust for in order to beat inflation. For 1983 to 2009, if you started with$70,076 in 1983, you would need to have $150,942.72 in 1983 to keep up with inflation rates. So if we are saying that$70,076 is equivalent to $150,942.72 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 26 years. ## Value of$70,076 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
1983 $70,076.00 3.21% 1984$73,101.37 4.32%
1985 $75,704.59 3.56% 1986$77,111.74 1.86%
1987 $79,926.04 3.65% 1988$83,232.84 4.14%
1989 $87,243.21 4.82% 1990$91,957.16 5.40%
1991 $95,826.82 4.21% 1992$98,711.47 3.01%
1993 $101,666.49 2.99% 1994$104,269.71 2.56%
1995 $107,224.72 2.83% 1996$110,390.81 2.95%
1997 $112,923.67 2.29% 1998$114,682.61 1.56%
1999 $117,215.48 2.21% 2000$121,155.49 3.36%
2001 $124,603.01 2.85% 2002$126,573.02 1.58%
2003 $129,457.67 2.28% 2004$132,905.18 2.66%
2005 $137,408.06 3.39% 2006$141,840.58 3.23%
2007 $145,880.50 2.85% 2008$151,481.66 3.84%