Houston, Texas prices: $20 in 2000 $29.32 in 2018

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Prices in Houston, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices in Houston, Texas were 46.58% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $9.32 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Houston experienced an average inflation rate of 2.15% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, $20 in Houston in the year 2000 would cost $29.32 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation in Houston was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 3.62%, which is above the average yearly change in Houston during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation in Houston was higher.

Price Inflation in Houston, Texas since 1914

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1919 (21.91%), 1918 (21.04%), and 1947 (17.55%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Houston, Texas:

Year 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 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 9.500 9.500 9.617 11.092 13.425 16.367 19.133 17.450 15.908 15.892 15.842 16.083 16.167 15.833 15.633 15.617 15.508 14.142 12.708 11.683 12.225 12.692 12.833 13.317 13.308 13.192 13.225 13.800 15.242 16.050 16.200 16.542 17.850 20.983 22.733 22.667 23.350 25.217 25.525 25.792 25.833 25.600 25.992 26.850 27.317 27.508 27.825 27.925 28.483 28.725 29.167 29.517 30.300 31.100 32.350 34.450 36.275 37.625 38.925 40.975 45.550 51.100 54.975 58.950 64.517 73.083 82.400 90.642 97.150 99.917 102.525 104.825 103.983 106.308 109.383 113.917 120.242 124.967 128.992 133.150 137.808 139.708 142.608 145.300 146.758 148.583 153.958 158.725 159.142 163.525 169.242 175.350 180.550 183.545 189.983 190.287 194.025 200.246 204.130 207.269 213.268 213.065 216.242 220.642 225.669

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power in Houston, 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 3.62%
2001 $20.62 3.10%
2002 $20.67 0.26%
2003 $21.24 2.75%
2004 $21.99 3.50%
2005 $22.78 3.61%
2006 $23.45 2.97%
2007 $23.84 1.66%
2008 $24.68 3.51%
2009 $24.72 0.16%
2010 $25.20 1.96%
2011 $26.01 3.21%
2012 $26.52 1.94%
2013 $26.93 1.54%
2014 $27.70 2.89%
2015 $27.68 -0.09%
2016 $28.09 1.49%
2017 $28.66 2.03%
2018 $29.32 2.28%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for Houston, 2000-2018

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Houston, Texas was 153.958 in the year 2000 and 225.669 in 2018:

225.669 / 153.958 * $20 = $29.32

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $29.32 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Houston, Texas).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Houston, Texas in 1914. In addition to Houston, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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