Other personal services priced at $20 in 2012 $23.62 in 2019

Historical Price Inflation for Other personal services

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Prices for Other Personal Services, 2012-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other personal services were 18.08% higher in 2019 versus 2012 (a $3.62 difference in value).

Between 2012 and 2019: Other personal services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.40% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, other personal services costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $23.62 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.49% during this same period, inflation for other personal services was higher.

In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 2.26%, which is below the average yearly change for other personal services during the 2012-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for other personal services was higher.

Price Inflation for Other personal services since 2010

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2018 (3.32%), 2016 (2.81%), and 2017 (2.51%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Other personal services:

Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
CPI 101.164 102.926 105.254 107.646 109.570 112.145 115.300 118.192 122.113 124.281

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Buying power of $20 since 2012

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Other personal services, over time, for $20 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2012 $20.00 2.26%
2013 $20.45 2.27%
2014 $20.82 1.79%
2015 $21.31 2.35%
2016 $21.91 2.81%
2017 $22.46 2.51%
2018 $23.20 3.32%
2019 $23.62 1.78%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for other personal services, 2012-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2012 * 2012 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Other personal services was 105.254 in the year 2012 and 124.281 in 2019:

124.281 / 105.254 * $20 = $23.62

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2012 has the same "purchasing power" as $23.62 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Other personal services).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Other personal services in 2010. In addition to other personal services, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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