This sight converts dollar amounts from the past into today's value. Great for teaching church history! For example, in 1829 it cost $3000.00 to print the BOM. Today that would be over $76,000.00! The kids relate to Martin Harris' material sacrifice when you teach it with this amount.
Inflation calculator. I use this site all the time. Whenever a novel mentions a dollar amount for something we convert to today's value (e.g., Daisy Buchanan's pearl necklace was $300,000 in 1925 is worth $3,886,207 in 2012).
The US Inflation Calculator measures the buying power of the dollar over time. To begin, just enter any two dates between 1913 and 2013, an amount, and then click 'Calculate'. http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/
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