Household cleaning products priced at $20 in 2000 $22.99 in 2019

Historical Price Inflation for Household cleaning products

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Prices for Household Cleaning Products, 2000-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for household cleaning products were 14.93% higher in 2019 versus 2000 (a $2.99 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2019: Household cleaning products experienced an average inflation rate of 0.74% per year. In other words, household cleaning products costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $22.99 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.08% during this same period, inflation for household cleaning products was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 2.64%, which is above the average yearly change for household cleaning products during the 2000-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for household cleaning products was lower.

Price Inflation for Household cleaning products since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2009 (4.78%), 2001 (3.72%), and 2006 (3.39%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Household cleaning products:

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
CPI 100.000 100.715 102.431 105.138 109.054 109.938 108.238 106.985 107.900 111.554 112.260 115.904 121.446 120.572 121.353 123.042 121.348 119.064 118.941 119.392 118.248 118.702 120.841

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Household cleaning 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 2.64%
2001 $20.74 3.72%
2002 $20.91 0.81%
2003 $20.59 -1.55%
2004 $20.35 -1.16%
2005 $20.53 0.86%
2006 $21.22 3.39%
2007 $21.35 0.63%
2008 $22.05 3.25%
2009 $23.10 4.78%
2010 $22.94 -0.72%
2011 $23.08 0.65%
2012 $23.41 1.39%
2013 $23.08 -1.38%
2014 $22.65 -1.88%
2015 $22.63 -0.10%
2016 $22.71 0.38%
2017 $22.49 -0.96%
2018 $22.58 0.38%
2019 $22.99 1.80%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for household cleaning 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 Household cleaning products was 105.138 in the year 2000 and 120.841 in 2019:

120.841 / 105.138 * $20 = $22.99

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $22.99 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Household cleaning products).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Household cleaning products in 1997. In addition to household cleaning 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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