Household furnishings and operations priced at $20 in 1984 $24.29 in 2019

Historical Price Inflation for Household furnishings and operations

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Prices for Household Furnishings And Operations, 1984-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for household furnishings and operations were 21.47% higher in 2019 versus 1984 (a $4.29 difference in value).

Between 1984 and 2019: Household furnishings and operations experienced an average inflation rate of 0.56% per year. In other words, household furnishings and operations costing $20 in the year 1984 would cost $24.29 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.60% during this same period, inflation for household furnishings and operations was lower.

In the year 1984: Pricing changed by 1.67%, which is above the average yearly change for household furnishings and operations during the 1984-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1984 (4.30%), inflation for household furnishings and operations was lower.

Price Inflation for Household furnishings and operations since 1967

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1975 (11.60%), 1974 (11.20%), and 1980 (7.94%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Household furnishings and operations:

Year 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 42.008 43.608 45.231 46.862 48.600 49.692 51.092 56.815 63.408 67.262 70.354 74.638 79.954 86.300 92.954 97.962 100.192 101.862 103.854 105.200 107.092 109.385 111.238 113.269 115.969 117.992 119.262 121.015 123.008 124.677 125.369 126.554 126.738 128.238 129.077 128.338 126.115 125.477 126.092 127.023 126.875 127.800 128.701 125.490 124.943 125.749 124.765 123.147 122.604 121.615 120.716 121.566 123.731

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Buying power of $20 since 1984

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Household furnishings and operations, over time, for $20 beginning in 1984. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1984 $20.00 1.67%
1985 $20.39 1.96%
1986 $20.66 1.30%
1987 $21.03 1.80%
1988 $21.48 2.14%
1989 $21.84 1.69%
1990 $22.24 1.83%
1991 $22.77 2.38%
1992 $23.17 1.74%
1993 $23.42 1.08%
1994 $23.76 1.47%
1995 $24.15 1.65%
1996 $24.48 1.36%
1997 $24.62 0.56%
1998 $24.85 0.94%
1999 $24.88 0.15%
2000 $25.18 1.18%
2001 $25.34 0.65%
2002 $25.20 -0.57%
2003 $24.76 -1.73%
2004 $24.64 -0.51%
2005 $24.76 0.49%
2006 $24.94 0.74%
2007 $24.91 -0.12%
2008 $25.09 0.73%
2009 $25.27 0.71%
2010 $24.64 -2.50%
2011 $24.53 -0.44%
2012 $24.69 0.65%
2013 $24.50 -0.78%
2014 $24.18 -1.30%
2015 $24.07 -0.44%
2016 $23.88 -0.81%
2017 $23.70 -0.74%
2018 $23.87 0.70%
2019 $24.29 1.78%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for household furnishings and operations, 1984-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 1984 * 1984 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Household furnishings and operations was 101.862 in the year 1984 and 123.731 in 2019:

123.731 / 101.862 * $20 = $24.29

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1984 has the same "purchasing power" as $24.29 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Household furnishings and operations).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Household furnishings and operations in 1967. In addition to household furnishings and operations, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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