Answered By: Bobray Bordelon
Last Updated: Apr 05, 2017     Views: 298

Consult the ACCRA Cost of Living Index Firestone HD6983 I57, available in print (1981-2010). The preceding title was Cost of living indicators. Inter-city index report. Holdings are spotty and under call numbers HD6983.A7 (1972, 1978) and HD9004.A4 (1979-1981). Electronic holdings begin in 1990.

For international consumer prices indexes, use World Development Indicators or EIU Country Data. For detailed purchasing power parity data, see the World Bank's International Comparison Program (2011).

For global pricing before 1950, see the Global Price and Income History Group.

Cost of Living Survey Series consists of 4 studies: "Cost of Living of Industrial Workers in the United States and Europe, 1888-1890", "Cost of Living in the United States, 1917-1919", "Study of Consumer Purchases in the United States, 1935-1936", and "Cost of Living Index for the American States, 1960-2003".

For the United States CPI Detailed Report go to CPI Detailed Report
For the United States PPI Detailed Report go to PPI Detailed Report

One can also get CPI Detailed report back to 1978.  To download many places use the FTP site.  CPI detailed reports back to 1974 can be found on FRASER.   FRASER also has 1953 to 1974. For 1952, see "Consumers’ price index and retail prices of food" - Firestone HD6983 .A12.


Consider using these free websites for quick lookups:

Take a look at Inflation Calculator

To calculate the worth of the US dollar from 1913 to the present , go to Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis What is a Dollar Worth?
 

In addition, Global Insight has historical data.
Once in Global Insight, click on DataInsight-Web and select U.S. Economy and enter keywords to search for CPI in the database.

Also, try EIU City Data. For historical try the Current Value of Old Money.

The Value of a Dollar: Colonial Era to the Civil War 1600-1865
(DSS) HB235.U6 V358 2005

The Value of a Dollar: 1860-2014
(DSS) HB235.U6 D47 2014  

The Value of a Pound: Prices and Incomes in Britain 1900-1993
(DSS) HB235.G7V438 V358 1995

How Much is that in Real Money
(DSS) HB235.U6 M39 2001

Wholesale Prices for 213 Years 1720 to 1932
(DSS) HB235.UW52

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