Other video equipment priced at $20 in 1999 $2.48 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Other video equipment

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Prices for Other Video Equipment, 1999-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other video equipment were 87.62% lower in 2018 versus 1999 (a $17.52 difference in value).

Between 1999 and 2018: Other video equipment experienced an average inflation rate of -10.41% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, other video equipment costing $20 in the year 1999 would cost $2.48 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.16% during this same period, inflation for other video equipment was significantly lower.

In the year 1999: Pricing changed by -15.23%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for other video equipment during the 1999-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1999 (2.19%), inflation for other video equipment was much lower.

Price Inflation for Other video equipment since 1998

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2001 (-17.95%), 2000 (-17.65%), and 1999 (-15.23%).

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

Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 92.992 78.833 64.917 53.267 46.492 39.733 35.008 30.892 26.850 23.602 20.462 18.270 16.033 13.995 12.337 11.307 11.131 10.679 10.303 9.934 9.762

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Buying power of $20 since 1999

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Other video equipment, over time, for $20 beginning in 1999. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1999 $20.00 -15.23%
2000 $16.47 -17.65%
2001 $13.51 -17.95%
2002 $11.79 -12.72%
2003 $10.08 -14.54%
2004 $8.88 -11.89%
2005 $7.84 -11.76%
2006 $6.81 -13.08%
2007 $5.99 -12.10%
2008 $5.19 -13.30%
2009 $4.64 -10.71%
2010 $4.07 -12.24%
2011 $3.55 -12.71%
2012 $3.13 -11.85%
2013 $2.87 -8.35%
2014 $2.82 -1.55%
2015 $2.71 -4.06%
2016 $2.61 -3.52%
2017 $2.52 -3.58%
2018 $2.48 -1.73%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for other video equipment, 1999-2018

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 1999 * 1999 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Other video equipment was 78.833 in the year 1999 and 9.762 in 2018:

9.762 / 78.833 * $20 = $2.48

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1999 has the same "purchasing power" as $2.48 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Other video equipment).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Other video equipment in 1998. In addition to other video equipment, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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