Other recreational goods priced at $20 in 2006 $11.45 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Other recreational goods

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Prices for Other Recreational Goods, 2006-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other recreational goods were 42.77% lower in 2018 versus 2006 (a $8.55 difference in value).

Between 2006 and 2018: Other recreational goods experienced an average inflation rate of -4.54% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, other recreational goods costing $20 in the year 2006 would cost $11.45 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.81% during this same period, inflation for other recreational goods was significantly lower.

In the year 2006: Pricing changed by -3.27%, which is above the average yearly change for other recreational goods during the 2006-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2006 (3.23%), inflation for other recreational goods was much lower.

Price Inflation for Other recreational goods since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2017 (-7.54%), 2016 (-6.44%), and 2003 (-5.54%).

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

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 100.000 97.123 92.292 87.762 84.592 80.515 76.054 73.262 69.462 67.192 64.335 62.118 60.216 57.792 55.929 54.012 51.894 49.418 46.969 43.942 40.628 38.456

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Buying power of $20 since 2006

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Other recreational goods, over time, for $20 beginning in 2006. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2006 $20.00 -3.27%
2007 $19.15 -4.25%
2008 $18.49 -3.45%
2009 $17.92 -3.06%
2010 $17.20 -4.02%
2011 $16.65 -3.22%
2012 $16.08 -3.43%
2013 $15.45 -3.92%
2014 $14.71 -4.77%
2015 $13.98 -4.96%
2016 $13.08 -6.44%
2017 $12.09 -7.54%
2018 $11.45 -5.35%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for other recreational goods, 2006-2018

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2006 * 2006 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Other recreational goods was 67.192 in the year 2006 and 38.456 in 2018:

38.456 / 67.192 * $20 = $11.45

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2006 has the same "purchasing power" as $11.45 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Other recreational goods).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Other recreational goods in 1997. In addition to other recreational goods, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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