CPI Multiplier

Updated for 2006!!

One surfer asked me how much a $2.50 milk shake would have cost back in 1958. Well, after I shuddered at the thought of paying $2.50 for a milkshake, I went to find the CPI data sitting on the Labor Bureau's web site. And I thought this was kind of neat so I whipped up a little calculator to compare prices over the years using the government's statistics (hey, you paid for them!)

$ in is/was worth in : $ 6523.03

CPI for 1963 was 30.4
CPI for 2006 was 198.3
(CPI for 1982-1984 was 100)

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