Inflation provides the most current Inflation Data based upon the broad based Consumer Price Index (all Urban Consumers) called the CPI-U. From this page you can get to a Chart of the Annual Inflation Rate, which is very useful for spotting trends in the Inflation Rate.

You can view the  Current Inflation Rate for the United States in table format for the last couple of years. Or you can view the Historical Inflation Rate data tables going all the way back to the beginning.

We also publish the Current Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) if you need to view the index itself or want to use it to calculate Inflation on other than an Annual Basis. We also have the Historical Consumer Price Index Data all the way back to 1913.  Plus a chart of recent Gasoline Price Inflation  and Inflation Adjusted Oil Prices since 1947 in Chart and Table form.

To calculate inflation from a month and year to a later month and year, Try our Inflation calculator

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For Consumer Price Index data go to the Historical CPI page.

If you would like to calculate the inflation rate between two dates, use our handy easy to use Inflation calculator or you might prefer to use our Cost of Living Calculator to compare the costs in two cities.

You can find links to Inflation and Consumer Price Index data for other countries HERE. A chart of Inflation by decade, Annual Inflation, Gasoline Inflation and Confederate Inflation is also available.

You might also be interested in the wide variety of articles on our sister sites Financial Trend Forecaster and Your Family Finances like the article on Finding the right Mortgage, a complete list of the articles on Financial Trend Forecaster is at the FTF Article Archives. The Misery Index is a combination of inflation and unemployment and mesures how "miserable" the economy.

We also post the previous Inflation Rates in our Historical Inflation Tables. The Historical Consumer Price Index is also available in table format. What's the Difference Between the Consumer Price Index and Inflation? You can instantly see the current inflation trend in our chart of the Annual Inflation Rate.

Interestingly, over time Webster's definition of Inflation has changed.  But the Method of Calculating the Inflation Rate has not.

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