Indoor plants priced at $20 in 2000 $22.65 in 2017

Historical Price Inflation for Indoor plants

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Prices for Indoor Plants, 2000-2017 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for indoor plants and flowers were 11.71% lower in 2000 versus 2017.

Indoor plants experienced an average inflation rate of 0.74% per year between 2000 and 2017. In other words, indoor plants costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $22.65 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase.

Pricing changed by 5.16% in 2000, significantly above the yearly average change for indoor plants during the 2000-2017 time period. Compared to overall inflation for all items in 2000 (3.27%), price inflation for indoor plants was higher.

Price Inflation for Indoor plants and flowers since 1990

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1991 (6.05%), 2000 (5.16%), and 1995 (4.47%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Indoor plants and flowers:

Year 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
CPI 100.000 106.438 111.123 109.800 111.392 116.600 115.131 110.638 112.092 109.523 115.478 118.231 118.500 117.815 121.454 121.138 122.162 123.593 128.215 127.436 126.197 126.553 126.044 126.520 126.761 128.634 127.931 130.799

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How to calculate the inflation rate for indoor plants, 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 Indoor plants and flowers was 115.478 in the year 2000 and 130.799 in 2017:

130.799 / 115.478 * $20 = $22.65

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the "purchasing power" of $20 from 2000 is $22.65 in 2017 (in the category of Indoor plants and flowers).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Indoor plants and flowers in 1990. In addition to indoor plants, 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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