On this page we present an automatically updating (daily) bitcoin return calculator. Enter any two dates since July of 2010, and we will compute the annual and total returns on money invested in bitcoin between those two dates. We also will automatically adjust the quoted returns for inflation, optionally, if you choose the “Adjust For Inflation (CPI)” option.
So what was the total return on bitcoin between two dates?
If you enjoy this calculator, please try some of our other calculators:
- Real Estate Return Calculator
- S&P 500 Dividend Reinvestment Calculator
- Inflation Adjusted Gold Return Calculator
An Inflation Adjusted Bitcoin Return Calculator
Sources and Credits on the Bitcoin Return Calculator
- Inflation is based on the CPI-U from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. We use interpolation and extrapolation to present daily inflation indices; please see our original article, the Daily Inflation Calculator, for the full details on the methodology.
- The bitcoin weighted price calculations are credit bitcoinaverage.com, and the API is provided through Quandl.
The results quoted here should in no way be taken as advice on whether to invest (or divest) in bitcoin. Bitcoin, as an asset class, has demonstrated more volatility than any of the other investments we’ve featured on this site in calculator format – actual investor performance may vary depending on the time of day bitcoin was bought or sold. Consider these numbers a rough guide in those high volatility times, and more accurate in days of lower volatility.
When we first wrote this article bitcoin was extremely volatile, but it has settled down (relatively) since then. We’re also interested in your thoughts on whether bitcoin is a good exchange (or store) of value or currency, as well as if you think it is a reasonable investment.
For our American readers, note that the IRS has issued guidance on the taxation of digital currency. Please consult a financial advisor to discuss the suitability of bitcoin as an investment in your portfolio.