Tampa, Florida prices: $20 in 1991 $38.53 in 2018

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Prices in Tampa, 1991-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices in Tampa, Florida were 92.67% higher in 2018 versus 1991 (a $18.53 difference in value).

Between 1991 and 2018: Tampa experienced an average inflation rate of 2.46% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, $20 in Tampa in the year 1991 would cost $38.53 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.29% during this same period, inflation in Tampa was higher.

In the year 1991: Pricing changed by 4.21%, which is above the average yearly change in Tampa during the 1991-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1991 (4.23%), inflation in Tampa was lower.

Price Inflation in Tampa, Florida since 1987

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2007 (5.19%), 1991 (4.21%), and 1990 (4.20%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Tampa, Florida:

Year 1987 1988 1989 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 2018
CPI 100.000 103.700 107.200 111.700 116.400 119.200 124.000 126.500 129.700 131.600 134.000 137.500 140.600 145.700 148.800 153.900 158.100 162.000 168.500 175.200 184.288 190.136 189.905 193.504 198.938 203.637 206.786 210.815 211.557 214.037 219.461 224.263

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Buying power of $20 since 1991

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power in Tampa, over time, for $20 beginning in 1991. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1991 $20.00 4.21%
1992 $20.48 2.41%
1993 $21.31 4.03%
1994 $21.74 2.02%
1995 $22.29 2.53%
1996 $22.61 1.46%
1997 $23.02 1.82%
1998 $23.63 2.61%
1999 $24.16 2.25%
2000 $25.03 3.63%
2001 $25.57 2.13%
2002 $26.44 3.43%
2003 $27.16 2.73%
2004 $27.84 2.47%
2005 $28.95 4.01%
2006 $30.10 3.98%
2007 $31.66 5.19%
2008 $32.67 3.17%
2009 $32.63 -0.12%
2010 $33.25 1.90%
2011 $34.18 2.81%
2012 $34.99 2.36%
2013 $35.53 1.55%
2014 $36.22 1.95%
2015 $36.35 0.35%
2016 $36.78 1.17%
2017 $37.71 2.53%
2018 $38.53 2.19%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for Tampa, 1991-2018

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 1991 * 1991 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Tampa, Florida was 116.400 in the year 1991 and 224.263 in 2018:

224.263 / 116.400 * $20 = $38.53

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1991 has the same "purchasing power" as $38.53 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Tampa, Florida).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Tampa, Florida in 1987. In addition to Tampa, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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