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About the Redesign

If you visited this site prior to September 15th, 2018, you've no doubt noticed that I've since launched a complete redesign of the website.

If you're not happy with the new design, I sincerely apologize. I would have preferred to keep the old desktop design, but considering the majority of my site's users are now accessing the site from small-screen, touch-enabled, mobile devices, and considering Google is now penalizing websites for not being mobile/thumb friendly, I was left with no choice but to switch to a responsive, mobile-first design.

The good news is that now that I have combined the three separate versions of the site (mobile, desktop, and ad-free member) into a single design, this will free up a ton of my time for working to make the mobile-optimized calculators more desktop/laptop friendly. In fact, some of the redesigned calculators already offer a desktop-optimized form that becomes visible when you increase the width setting of the calculator (within the "Calculator Preferences" expandable panel).

Thank you in advance for your help and patience as I work to improve the redesign.


Calculator Preferences
Salary Inflation Calculator Sign

Salary Inflation Calculator

This online income calculator will estimate how much your income will need to increase by next year in order to keep pace with inflation. Results include a buying power comparison chart dating back to when you were 16 years old. The $ecret tab includes:

  • What or who is eating away at your buying power?
  • Does your bank have carry-out personnel?
  • Are banks evil?
Learn More

Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

DataData recordData recordSelected data record: None
Salary:Annual salary:Current annual salary:Current annual salary:

Current annual salary:

Enter your current annual salary. If you're not sure what your annual income is, expand the description in this row to convert your non-annual wage into an annual salary.

Inflate rate:Inflation rate:Expected inflation rate:Expected inflation rate:

Expected inflation rate:

Enter the expected inflation rate for the next year (without the percent sign). The average annual inflation rate over the past 20 years (1996-2017) is roughly 2.15%.

Age:Current age:Current age:Current age:

Current age:

Enter your current age. The calculator will use your age to show what your currently salary was equal to in previous years, dating back to when you were 16 years old.

COL salary:Salary needed:Salary needed to keep pace:Salary needed to keep pace with inflation:

Salary needed to keep pace with inflation:

This is what your annual salary will need to increase to next year in order to keep pace with inflation.

COL raise:Raise needed:Raise needed to keep pace:Raise needed to keep pace with inflation:

Raise needed to keep pace with inflation:

This is the difference between your current salary and next year's inflation-adjusted salary.

If you would like to save the current entries to the secure database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

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Help and Tools

Help and Tools:

This section, which you can Unstick or Hide in the Calculator Preferences (just above the top of the calculator), contains the following tabs (content too long to fit within bordered frame can be scrolled up and down):

About: Click this tab for an introduction to the calculator.

Instructions: Click this tab for step-by-step instructions for using the calculator.

Terms: Click this tab for a list of the descriptions that are located within each popup help button (info icons).

PCalc: Click this tab for a handy "pocket" calculator you can use when you need to calculate an entry needed for the calculator.

Data: Click this tab to save a set of entries or a note in between visits. Entries and notes will be stored to your web browser's local storage (if supported by your browser of choice), meaning they can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save entries and notes between devices you can do so by subscribing to the Ad-Free Member Version.



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