Re: RARA-AVIS: Digest Number 1666

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 13 Oct 2007

Patrick, according to one inflation calculator, based on the Consumer Price Index (not exactly the same as inflation), what cost $1 in 1960 would cost $6.68 in 2006. This is based on a general index and is not an accurate way to proceed, but it gives a general idea. I emphasize that there is no a priori reason why books or any single commodity should inflate according to a general index.

If you want to try other calculations, the link is:

which has other useful links.



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