CEPR

Online Calculators

This calculator shows the year-over-year percent change in inflation with and without three components: food costs, energy costs, and shelter costs.

This calculator can show when various wage incomes, if spread evenly throughout the year, reach Social Security tax freedom day — the last day when it’s subject to any Social Security taxes. It’s important to note that this only applies wage income, and not other types of income (e.g. investment income).

What do you think should be considered “middle class”? Use CEPR's Middle Class and Middle Income Calculator to select the low and high percentile limits of the middle class, for both household and personal income, using the Current Population Survey’s March 2015 data.

The Social Security Benefit Calculator estimates your family monthly income during retirement and compares it to other households in your county with similar demographics — your race, age, and marital status. Alternatively, you may compare to the state as a whole.

The Pension Return Calculator allows users to manipulate several variables — including nominal rates of return on stocks and GDP growth — to show price-to-earnings ratios from 1962–2050 in an attempt to achieve a risk-free, 4.5 percent rate of return.

The CLASP–CEPR Turnover Calculator allows employers to calculate how much turnover costs in just 10 questions and helps human resource managers and business owners understand turnover’s toll.

The Health Care Budget Deficit Calculator allows you to see what the projected US budget deficit would be, as a percentage of GDP, if the United States had the same per person health care costs as various other countries which enjoy longer life expectancies than the United States.

The Budget Calculator places specific tax or spending numbers in the context of the total US budget. It converts dollar amounts into either dollars per capita or into a percentage of total revenues, total discretionary spending, or the total budget (including nondiscretionary spending).