Pets, pet products and services priced at $20 in 2008 $23.84 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Pets, pet products and services

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Prices for Pets, Pet Products And Services, 2008-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for pets, pet products and services were 19.22% higher in 2018 versus 2008 (a $3.84 difference in value).

Between 2008 and 2018: Pets, pet products and services experienced an average inflation rate of 1.77% per year. In other words, pets, pet products and services costing $20 in the year 2008 would cost $23.84 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.55% during this same period, inflation for pets, pet products and services was higher.

In the year 2008: Pricing changed by 7.94%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for pets, pet products and services during the 2008-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), inflation for pets, pet products and services was much higher.

Price Inflation for Pets, pet products and services since 1999

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2008 (7.94%), 2009 (6.19%), and 2007 (4.23%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Pets, pet products and services:

Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 103.367 106.117 109.675 113.225 115.650 120.108 123.567 128.408 133.840 144.471 153.415 154.364 158.742 162.376 164.576 165.697 167.307 169.630 170.285 172.242

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Buying power of $20 since 2008

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Pets, pet products and services, over time, for $20 beginning in 2008. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2008 $20.00 7.94%
2009 $21.24 6.19%
2010 $21.37 0.62%
2011 $21.98 2.84%
2012 $22.48 2.29%
2013 $22.78 1.35%
2014 $22.94 0.68%
2015 $23.16 0.97%
2016 $23.48 1.39%
2017 $23.57 0.39%
2018 $23.84 1.15%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for pets, pet products and services, 2008-2018

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2008 * 2008 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Pets, pet products and services was 144.471 in the year 2008 and 172.242 in 2018:

172.242 / 144.471 * $20 = $23.84

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2008 has the same "purchasing power" as $23.84 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Pets, pet products and services).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Pets, pet products and services in 1999. In addition to pets, pet products and 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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