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This was the cost of building materials for Solomons temple

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This was the cost of building materials for Solomon's temple in Jerusalem.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
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Expert:  Martin replied 5 years ago.
Hello, welcome to Just Answer. That is the same question as:

" The materials alone forSolomon's temple was +- $ 400million in 1972 money. What would that mean in today's currency."

If so, you have to take the individual annual inflation rates from historical data and add that % increase for each year (as inflation is not the same each year). It's not even the same for all countries.

To save lot of time calculating from tables, we can use this tool from the US Bureau Of Labor And Statistic: http://www.bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm

The tool can't take 400 millions (dumb software limitation), so if we take $4000000 and then add two 0 we get around $2,152,210,526. This is only based on inflation and does not take in account the availability of slaves back then and current advance in technology.
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