Household furnishings and operations priced at $20 in 2011 $19.46 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Household furnishings and operations

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Prices for Household Furnishings And Operations, 2011-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for household furnishings and operations were 2.70% lower in 2018 versus 2011 (a $0.54 difference in value).

Between 2011 and 2018: Household furnishings and operations experienced an average inflation rate of -0.39% per year. In other words, household furnishings and operations costing $20 in the year 2011 would cost $19.46 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.59% during this same period, inflation for household furnishings and operations was lower.

In the year 2011: Pricing changed by -0.44%, which is below the average yearly change for household furnishings and operations during the 2011-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2011 (3.14%), inflation for household furnishings and operations was much 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
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

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Buying power of $20 since 2011

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Household furnishings and operations, over time, for $20 beginning in 2011. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2011 $20.00 -0.44%
2012 $20.13 0.65%
2013 $19.97 -0.78%
2014 $19.71 -1.30%
2015 $19.63 -0.44%
2016 $19.47 -0.81%
2017 $19.32 -0.74%
2018 $19.46 0.70%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for household furnishings and operations, 2011-2018

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2011 * 2011 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Household furnishings and operations was 124.943 in the year 2011 and 121.566 in 2018:

121.566 / 124.943 * $20 = $19.46

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2011 has the same "purchasing power" as $19.46 in 2018 (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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