Cool Culinaria Price Index

Cool Culinaria Price Index

Inflation Calculator 1930 - 1969

One of the fun aspects of looking at vintage menus is seeing what different items on the menus cost at the time. For example, in 1946 at Albuquerque’s Liberty Café the most expensive items on the menu were Imported Russian Caviar and Veal Steak – both priced at a dollar. How much would that one dollar be worth now? Using Inflation Calculators it is possible to work out that one dollar in 1946 is the equivalent of approximately $11.46 in 2013. Of course this does not take into account rises in taxes, changes in staff and overhead costs or how profit margins have changed over the years.
One dollar’s equivalent value today 2012:
$1 in 1930 = $13.70
$1 in 1931 = $15.15
$1 in 1932 = $16.67
$1 in 1933 = $17.54
$1 in 1934 = $17.24
$1 in 1935 = $16.67
$1 in 1936 = $16.39
$1 in 1937 = $15.87
$1 in 1938 = $16.42
$1 in 1939 = $16.40
$1 in 1940 = $16.39
$1 in 1941 = $15.60
$1 in 1942 = $14.07
$1 in 1943 = $13.26
$1 in 1944 = $13.03
$1 in 1945 = $12.74
$1 in 1946 = $11.76
$1 in 1947 = $10.29
$1 in 1948 = $  9.52
$1 in 1949 = $  9.64
$1 in 1950 = $  9.52
$1 in 1951 = $  8.82
$1 in 1952 = $  8.66
$1 in 1953 = $  8.59
$1 in 1954 = $  8.53
$1 in 1955 = $  8.56
$1 in 1956 = $  8.43
$1 in 1957 = $  8.16
$1 in 1958 = $  7.94
$1 in 1959 = $  7.88
$1 in 1960 = $  7.75
$1 in 1961 = $  7.67
$1 in 1962 = $  7.60
$1 in 1963 = $  7.50
$1 in 1964 = $  7.40
$1 in 1965 = $  7.28
$1 in 1966 = $  7.08
$1 in 1967 = $  6.87
$1 in 1968 = $  6.59
$1 in 1969 = $  6.25