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Enter the amount along with the reference year and target year in the tool and the calculator will find the buying power of consumer

The buying power calculator computes the equivalent ($) dollar value of any amount relative to the reference year. ## What is Buying Power? “Buying power is the value of the currency in terms of purchasing of goods and services” In terms of investments, purchasing power describes the amount of money available for investors to purchase securities to their advantage. The value of the currency varies from year to year. An effective purchasing power calculator is necessary to know the actual liquidity of cash of a business in a specific year. ## Factors Affecting Buying Power? Factors affecting the buying power are. • Changes in Price • Inflation and Deflation • Employment and Real Income • Currency Exchange • Availability of Credit and Interest Rates • Supply and Demand • Tax Rates ## How to Calculate Purchasing Power? The purchasing power formula is Year 2 Price = Year 1 Price x (Year 2 CPI/Year 1 CPI) The Purchasing Power Calculator lets you find how inflation alters the purchasing power of individuals and companies ### Practical Example: Calculate buying power of the values of$ 1000 in 2023 compared to 2000.

#### Given:

Amount = $1000 Target year = 2023 Reference year = 2000 Buying power =? #### Solution: The buying power formula is: ##### Year 2 Price = Year 1 Price x (Year 2 CPI/Year 1 CPI) Buying power =$ 1000 × (251.107 / 172.2)

Buying power = $1000 × (1.46) Buying power =$ 1460

Now $1460 is the value of$ 1000 in 2000 calculated by the online dollar buying power calculator.

## Working of Buying Power Calculator:

The spending power calculator calculation can be done by following the symmetry of the steps: Let's see how!

Input:

• Enter the desired amount
• Enter reference year and target year
• Tap calculate

Output:

• Dollar values of money

## FAQs:

### How Much Buying Power Do I Have as a Consumer?

A consumer's buying power represents his or her ability to make purchases. For example, if prices decline, consumers have greater buying power. If the value of the dollar increases relative to foreign currency, consumers have greater buying power.

Consumer buying power refers to whats my buying power is to spend. On the contrary consumer purchasing power refers to how far that money will go.

## The US Price Index Table:

The consumer price index for the US from 2000 to 2023 is described in the table below:

 Year Annual Average CPI(-U) Annual Percent Change (rate of inflation) 2001 177.1 2.8% 2002 179.9 1.6% 2003 184.0 2.3% 2004 188.9 2.7% 2005 195.3 3.4% 2006 201.6 3.2% 2007 207.3 2.9% 2008 215.3 3.8% 2009 214.5 -0.4% 2010 218.1 1.6% 2011 224.9 3.2% 2012 229.6 2.1% 2013 233.0 1.5% 2014 236.7 1.6% 2015 237.0 0.1% 2016 240.0 1.3% 2017 245.1 2.1% 2018 251.1 2.4% 2019 255.7 1.8% 2020 258.8 1.2% 2021 271.0 4.7% 2022 292.7 8.0% 2023* 304.3 4.0%

You can check and confirm all the data by the online buying power calculator.

## References:

From the source of investopedia.com: Buying power

From the source of minneapolisfed.org: Consumer price index