Cereals and cereal products priced at $20 in 2000 $25.93 in 2019

Historical Price Inflation for Cereals and cereal products

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Prices for Cereals And Cereal Products, 2000-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for cereals and cereal products were 29.67% higher in 2019 versus 2000 (a $5.93 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2019: Cereals and cereal products experienced an average inflation rate of 1.38% per year. In other words, cereals and cereal products costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $25.93 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.09% during this same period, inflation for cereals and cereal products was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 0.54%, which is below the average yearly change for cereals and cereal products during the 2000-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for cereals and cereal products was lower.

Price Inflation for Cereals and cereal products since 1978

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (13.74%), 1981 (11.04%), and 2008 (10.13%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Cereals and cereal products:

Year 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 2019
CPI 68.258 74.042 84.217 93.517 97.442 99.342 103.208 107.225 110.358 113.850 122.475 133.817 141.092 147.542 153.258 157.867 164.825 167.125 168.833 169.517 171.492 174.975 175.917 178.692 181.850 185.192 186.158 186.692 187.275 194.672 214.399 221.765 217.663 227.206 232.924 232.697 232.860 234.077 231.217 227.674 226.626 228.120

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Cereals and cereal products, 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 0.54%
2001 $20.32 1.58%
2002 $20.67 1.77%
2003 $21.05 1.84%
2004 $21.16 0.52%
2005 $21.23 0.29%
2006 $21.29 0.31%
2007 $22.13 3.95%
2008 $24.38 10.13%
2009 $25.21 3.44%
2010 $24.75 -1.85%
2011 $25.83 4.38%
2012 $26.48 2.52%
2013 $26.46 -0.10%
2014 $26.47 0.07%
2015 $26.61 0.52%
2016 $26.29 -1.22%
2017 $25.88 -1.53%
2018 $25.77 -0.46%
2019 $25.93 0.66%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for cereals and cereal products, 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 Cereals and cereal products was 175.917 in the year 2000 and 228.120 in 2019:

228.120 / 175.917 * $20 = $25.93

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $25.93 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Cereals and cereal products).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Cereals and cereal products in 1978. In addition to cereals and cereal products, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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