All items priced at $20 in 2000 $29.16 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for All items

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Prices for All Items, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for all items were 45.82% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $9.16 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: All items experienced an average inflation rate of 2.12% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, all items costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $29.16 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for all items was similar.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 3.38%, which is above the average yearly change for all items during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for all items was similar.

Price Inflation for All items since 1913

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1917 (17.81%), 1918 (17.34%), and 1920 (15.62%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for All items:

Year 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 9.885 10.015 10.108 10.885 12.823 15.046 17.331 20.038 17.854 16.754 17.054 17.123 17.538 17.700 17.362 17.154 17.154 16.700 15.208 13.646 12.938 13.385 13.723 13.869 14.385 14.092 13.908 14.008 14.723 16.331 17.308 17.592 17.992 19.515 22.323 24.046 23.808 24.069 25.962 26.546 26.762 26.854 26.777 27.185 28.092 28.862 29.146 29.577 29.892 30.246 30.623 31.015 31.508 32.454 33.362 34.785 36.685 38.823 40.492 41.815 44.400 49.308 53.815 56.908 60.608 65.231 72.577 82.408 90.923 96.500 99.600 103.885 107.569 109.608 113.623 118.262 123.969 130.662 136.192 140.315 144.462 148.223 152.385 156.854 160.515 163.008 166.577 172.200 177.069 179.877 183.962 188.885 195.292 201.592 207.342 215.303 214.537 218.056 224.939 229.594 232.957 236.736 237.017 240.007 245.120 251.095

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for All items, over time, for $20 beginning in 2000. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2000 $20.00 3.38%
2001 $20.57 2.83%
2002 $20.89 1.59%
2003 $21.37 2.27%
2004 $21.94 2.68%
2005 $22.68 3.39%
2006 $23.41 3.23%
2007 $24.08 2.85%
2008 $25.01 3.84%
2009 $24.92 -0.36%
2010 $25.33 1.64%
2011 $26.13 3.16%
2012 $26.67 2.07%
2013 $27.06 1.46%
2014 $27.50 1.62%
2015 $27.53 0.12%
2016 $27.88 1.26%
2017 $28.47 2.13%
2018 $29.16 2.44%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for all items, 2000-2018

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for All items was 172.200 in the year 2000 and 251.095 in 2018:

251.095 / 172.200 * $20 = $29.16

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $29.16 in 2018 (in the CPI category of All items).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for All items in 1913. In addition to all items, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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