Gardening and lawncare services priced at $20 in 2015 $22.47 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Gardening and lawncare services

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Prices for Gardening And Lawncare Services, 2015-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for gardening and lawncare services were 12.33% higher in 2018 versus 2015 (a $2.47 difference in value).

Between 2015 and 2018: Gardening and lawncare services experienced an average inflation rate of 3.95% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, gardening and lawncare services costing $20 in the year 2015 would cost $22.47 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.94% during this same period, inflation for gardening and lawncare services was higher.

In the year 2015: Pricing changed by 3.64%, which is below the average yearly change for gardening and lawncare services during the 2015-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for gardening and lawncare services was much higher.

Price Inflation for Gardening and lawncare services since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2000 (8.44%), 2008 (7.94%), and 2018 (7.64%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Gardening and lawncare services:

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 100.000 101.015 102.731 111.400 116.577 118.300 120.169 122.923 128.078 137.100 140.805 151.992 156.233 155.206 156.890 159.658 160.750 165.770 171.805 174.654 179.289 192.992

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Buying power of $20 since 2015

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Gardening and lawncare services, over time, for $20 beginning in 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2015 $20.00 3.64%
2016 $20.33 1.66%
2017 $20.87 2.65%
2018 $22.47 7.64%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for gardening and lawncare services, 2015-2018

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2015 * 2015 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Gardening and lawncare services was 171.805 in the year 2015 and 192.992 in 2018:

192.992 / 171.805 * $20 = $22.47

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2015 has the same "purchasing power" as $22.47 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Gardening and lawncare services).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Gardening and lawncare services in 1997. In addition to gardening and lawncare services, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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