Historical Inflation This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power. You are viewing this website at a small screen resolution which doesn't support calculators. Click here to view this calculator. Share | Have A Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Message Thank you! Oops! Related Content The Mattress Dilemma: Where to Stash Your Savings? Americans are saving more these days.1 Especially millennials. We know why to save: For emergencies, for retirement, to afford big-ticket dreams like home ownership or opening a business. But how to save is another matter. 5 Tips for Smarter Decisions in Turbulent Times Take the long view - 5 tips for staying on track even during volatile times Healthcare Costs in Retirement Without a solid approach, health care expenses may add up quickly and potentially alter your spending.