$1 in 1910 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1 in 1911. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 0.00% per year between 1910 and 1911, producing a cumulative price increase of 0.00%.

The 1910 inflation rate was 4.40%. The inflation rate in 1911 was 0.00%. The 1911 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 3.11% per year between 1911 and 2021.

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Average inflation rate | 0.00% |

Converted amount ($1 base) | $1 |

Price difference ($1 base) | $0.00 |

CPI in 1910 | 9.500 |

CPI in 1911 | 9.500 |

Inflation in 1910 | 4.40% |

Inflation in 1911 | 0.00% |

$1 in 1910 | $1 in 1911 |

Inflation can also vary widely by country. For comparison, in the UK £1.00 in 1910 would be equivalent to £1.00 in 1911, an absolute change of £0.00 and a cumulative change of 0.00%.

Compare these numbers to the US's overall absolute change of $0.00 and total percent change of 0.00%.

CPI is the weighted combination of many categories of spending that are tracked by the government. Breaking down these categories helps explain the main drivers behind price changes. This chart shows the average rate of inflation for select CPI categories between 1910 and 1911.

Compare these values to the overall average of 0.00% per year:

Category | Avg Inflation (%) | Total Inflation (%) | $1 in 1910 → 1911 |
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Food and beverages | 0.00 | 0.00 | 1.00 |

Housing | 0.00 | 0.00 | 1.00 |

Apparel | 0.00 | 0.00 | 1.00 |

Transportation | 0.00 | 0.00 | 1.00 |

Medical care | 0.00 | 0.00 | 1.00 |

Recreation | 0.00 | 0.00 | 1.00 |

Education and communication | 0.00 | 0.00 | 1.00 |

Other goods and services | 0.00 | 0.00 | 1.00 |

For all these visualizations, it's important to note that not all categories may have been tracked since 1910. This table and charts use the earliest available data for each category.

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1910 and 1911:

CPI in 1911
CPI in 1910

×

1910 USD value

=

1911 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 9.5 in the year 1910 and 9.5 in 1911:

9.59.5

×

$1

=

$1 in 1910 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1 in 1911.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1910 and 1911, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1911 - CPI in 1910CPI in 1910

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

9.5 - 9.59.5

×

100

=

To help put this inflation into perspective, if we had invested $1 in the S&P 500 index in 1910, our investment would be * nominally* worth approximately $1.00 in 1911. This is a return on investment of 0.00%, with an absolute return of $0.00 on top of the original $1.

These numbers are not inflation adjusted, so they are considered *nominal*. In order to evaluate the *real* return on our investment, we must calculate the return with inflation taken into account.

The compounding effect of inflation would account for 0.00% of returns ($0.00) during this period. This means the inflation-adjusted * real* return of our $1 investment is $0.00. You may also want to account for capital gains tax, which would take your real return down to around $0 for most people.

Original Amount | Final Amount | Change | |
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Nominal |
$1 | $1.00 | 0.00% |

RealInflation Adjusted |
$1 | $1.00 | 0.00% |

Information displayed above may differ slightly from other S&P 500 calculators. Minor discrepancies can occur because we use the latest CPI data for inflation, annualized inflation numbers for previous years, and we compute S&P price and dividends from January of 1910 to latest available data for 1911 using average monthly close price.

For more details on the S&P 500 between 1910 and 1911, see the stock market returns calculator.

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

- Alice Stebbins Wells becomes the first female police officer in the U.S.
- Englishman Claude Grahame-White becomes the first person to attempt powered flight at night.
- Union of South Africa declares independence.
- The Buffalo Bill Dam in Wyoming is completed.

Raw data for these calculations comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index (CPI), established in 1913. Inflation data from 1665 to 1912 is sourced from a historical study conducted by political science professor Robert Sahr at Oregon State University.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “$1 in 1910 → 1911 | Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 4 Dec. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/us/inflation/1910?amount=1&endYear=1911.

Special thanks to QuickChart for their chart image API, which is used for chart downloads.

in2013dollars.com is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.

Average inflation rate | 0.00% |

Converted amount ($1 base) | $1 |

Price difference ($1 base) | $0.00 |

CPI in 1910 | 9.500 |

CPI in 1911 | 9.500 |

Inflation in 1910 | 4.40% |

Inflation in 1911 | 0.00% |

$1 in 1910 | $1 in 1911 |