What is 10,000 american dollars in 1960 worth now?

I assume you mean "the purchasing power of 10,000 dollars".

I don't know about US dollars. I know that 10,000 UK pounds in 1960 had the purchasing power of around 160,000 UK pounds today. However, the US and UK wouldn't have had the same inflation rates over that time.

But…it will be pretty big. Over 100,000 I should think.

My guess would be between $700,000 to about $750,000 U,S. dollars.


It can't be $10,000 because the prices of goods and services have skyrocketed since then. I'm not sure about the exact number, but it ain't $10,000.

around 178,728.94 dollars today
I converted 10,000 usd into euros and then used http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/currency/default0.asp#mid
I then converted £108,630.00 to usd

If you had $10,000 in 1960 and still have that same $10,000 today – it's still worth $10,000…but lets put it another way.

In 1960, $10,000 worth of US Dollars (paper money) would buy you about 286 ounces of gold (real money). Today, $10,000 would buy you about 11 ounces of gold.

In other words, if you turned that $10,000 into gold back in 1960 and then sold the gold today, you would have $264,000.

The same thing, $10,000.

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