Canned vegetables priced at $20 in 2000 $32.37 in 2019

Historical Price Inflation for Canned vegetables

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Prices for Canned Vegetables, 2000-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for canned vegetables were 61.85% higher in 2019 versus 2000 (a $12.37 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2019: Canned vegetables experienced an average inflation rate of 2.57% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, canned vegetables costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $32.37 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.09% during this same period, inflation for canned vegetables was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 0.80%, which is below the average yearly change for canned vegetables during the 2000-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for canned vegetables was lower.

Price Inflation for Canned vegetables since 1999

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2008 (13.51%), 2009 (10.50%), and 2002 (4.44%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Canned vegetables:

Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
CPI 105.925 106.775 110.833 115.758 115.767 116.933 122.100 125.875 129.539 147.042 162.480 160.253 162.996 168.179 168.695 171.946 170.949 169.556 164.590 166.915 172.820

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Canned vegetables, 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 0.80%
2001 $20.76 3.80%
2002 $21.68 4.44%
2003 $21.68 0.01%
2004 $21.90 1.01%
2005 $22.87 4.42%
2006 $23.58 3.09%
2007 $24.26 2.91%
2008 $27.54 13.51%
2009 $30.43 10.50%
2010 $30.02 -1.37%
2011 $30.53 1.71%
2012 $31.50 3.18%
2013 $31.60 0.31%
2014 $32.21 1.93%
2015 $32.02 -0.58%
2016 $31.76 -0.81%
2017 $30.83 -2.93%
2018 $31.26 1.41%
2019 $32.37 3.54%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for canned vegetables, 2000-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Canned vegetables was 106.775 in the year 2000 and 172.820 in 2019:

172.820 / 106.775 * $20 = $32.37

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $32.37 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Canned vegetables).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Canned vegetables in 1999. In addition to canned vegetables, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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