Housing priced at $100,000 in 2000 $147,310.38 in 2017

Historical Price Inflation for Housing


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for housing were 32.12% lower in 2000 versus 2017.

Housing experienced an average inflation rate of 2.30% per year between 2000 and 2017. In other words, housing costing $100,000 in the year 2000 would cost $147,310.38 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase.

Average pricing changed by 3.35% in 2000, above the yearly average change for housing during the 2000-2017 time period. Compared to overall inflation for all items in 2000 (3.27%), price inflation for housing was higher.

Price Inflation for Housing since 1967

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (13.56%), 1979 (10.87%), and 1981 (10.32%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Housing:


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How to calculate the inflation rate for housing, 2000-2017

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2017 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Housing was 169.575 in the year 2000 and 249.802 in 2017:

249.802 / 169.575 * $100,000 = $147,310.38

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the "purchasing power" of $100,000 from 2000 is $147,310.38 in 2017 (in the category of Housing).

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

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