What is your dollar worth today? Our Cost of Living Calculator, also known 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 components of the EPI, 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.
Please note: Index for the year 2020 uses data through August.
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