Fruits and vegetables priced at $20 in 2000 $29.53 in 2019

Historical Price Inflation for Fruits and vegetables

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Prices for Fruits And Vegetables, 2000-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fruits and vegetables were 47.65% higher in 2019 versus 2000 (a $9.53 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2019: Fruits and vegetables experienced an average inflation rate of 2.07% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, fruits and vegetables costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $29.53 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.09% during this same period, inflation for fruits and vegetables was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 0.76%, which is below the average yearly change for fruits and vegetables during the 2000-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for fruits and vegetables was lower.

Price Inflation for Fruits and vegetables since 1935

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1943 (28.89%), 1942 (26.81%), and 1974 (16.38%).

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

Year 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 2019
CPI 11.200 11.777 12.115 10.469 10.615 10.862 11.592 14.700 18.946 18.877 19.877 20.469 22.385 23.031 23.362 22.362 24.462 26.877 26.000 25.638 26.023 27.277 27.192 29.123 28.677 29.408 29.515 29.746 31.469 32.692 32.646 33.323 33.308 35.915 36.377 37.754 39.654 41.646 47.438 55.208 56.938 58.385 63.777 70.900 76.585 82.138 92.008 97.015 97.300 105.685 108.446 109.438 119.108 128.131 137.969 148.962 155.808 155.377 158.985 165.008 177.685 183.923 187.485 198.177 203.092 204.631 212.185 220.885 225.908 232.708 241.392 252.923 262.628 278.932 272.945 273.458 284.662 282.827 290.033 294.398 293.840 296.277 295.684 297.793 302.130

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Fruits and 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 0.76%
2001 $20.74 3.69%
2002 $21.59 4.10%
2003 $22.08 2.27%
2004 $22.74 3.01%
2005 $23.59 3.73%
2006 $24.72 4.78%
2007 $25.67 3.84%
2008 $27.26 6.21%
2009 $26.68 -2.15%
2010 $26.73 0.19%
2011 $27.82 4.10%
2012 $27.64 -0.64%
2013 $28.35 2.55%
2014 $28.77 1.51%
2015 $28.72 -0.19%
2016 $28.96 0.83%
2017 $28.90 -0.20%
2018 $29.11 0.71%
2019 $29.53 1.46%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for fruits and 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 Fruits and vegetables was 204.631 in the year 2000 and 302.130 in 2019:

302.130 / 204.631 * $20 = $29.53

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $29.53 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Fruits and vegetables).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Fruits and vegetables in 1935. In addition to fruits and 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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