The Cost of Living Calculator

Our Cost of Living Calculator, also know as the COLA Calculator, calculates the cost of living in the past and in the future based on our research here at American Institute for Economic Research. To view our table showing 2014 annual price increases on hundreds of items, click here.

To learn more about inflation, please read the following AIER research articles:
A World of Persistent Inflation Steven Cunningham, PhD, Saturday, December 1, 2012.
Offsetting Factors Point to Modest Inflation Jia Liu, PhD, Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
AIER Classic: Deflation? AIER Staff, Monday, February 25, 2002.

How does inflation affect your bottom line? For regular updates on the real cost of inflation, sign up to receive our free monthly report on the Everyday Price Index.


Please note: Index for the year 2015 uses data through July.

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