By | January 14, 2017
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This is an odd ball tip, but it’s something most everyone (at least here in the USA) will find interesting. Have you ever wondered what inflation has done to our dollar?

There’s a site where you can see how much $100 in today’s money would be worth, let’s say, in 1960’s money. If you’re curious, $100 in 2016 money would have purchase about $12.50 worth of goods / services in 1960. I think gasoline was 24 cents a gallon back then. But I’m not sure, because I was not old enough to drive in 1960 – believe it or not.

A home that cost $40,000 in 1970 would cost $250,000 in 2016.

It’s really not called Inflation-O-Meter, but that’s what we call it. You can call it whatever you want. But I bet you will call it fun.

You’ll find it interesting, if not useful. Check out the Inflation Calculator here:


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If you’re living in someplace other than the USA, do you know how easy it is to convert U.S. dollars to your brand of money? If you use Google as your default search engine, just type the following into your browser’s address bar.

Great Britain

100 GBP = $121.83 USD as of 1/14/2017


100 Australian Dollars = $75 USD as of 1/14/2017

New Zealand

100 New Zealand Dollars = $71.34 USD as of 1/14/2017


100 Canadian Dollars =$76.26 USD as of 1/14/2017

Instant conversion!

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2 thoughts on “Inflation-O-Meter

  1. Jean

    Oh TC I have one up on you. You said you were not driving in 1960. You must have been a city boy. I was a farm girl and I think I was driving on the farm even before I started to school. Mama got me out in a field and taught me how to drive *** 1954 Ford pick up stick shift in floor. Mama would be fencing and she would tell me to go bring the pick up on down. Driving has always been a part of my life from sitting on the edge of the seat just to reach the petals. I realize kids in the cities did not have the opportunity that I did and I am thankful for that. I took drivers ED in the summer 1964 and got my license at the age of 16.

    1. infoave Post author

      You’re older than me, I’m sorry 🙂 Aw shoot! The grammar police will get me for that; you’re older than I, I’m sorry. 🙂


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