Alcohol at home priced at $20 in 2015 $21.41 in 2021

Alcohol At Home Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Alcohol At Home, 2015-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for alcoholic beverages at home were 7.06% higher in 2021 versus 2015 (a $1.41 difference in value).

Between 2015 and 2021: Alcohol at home experienced an average inflation rate of 1.14% per year. In other words, alcohol at home costing $20 in the year 2015 would cost $21.41 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.89% during this same period, inflation for alcohol at home was lower.

In the year 2015: Pricing changed by 0.15%, which is below the average yearly change for alcohol at home during the 2015-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for alcohol at home was higher.

Price Inflation for Alcoholic beverages at home since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1991 (12.04%), 1980 (8.33%), and 1979 (7.70%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Alcoholic beverages at home:

Year 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 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 2019 2020 2021
CPI 71.900 74.800 80.562 87.269 93.092 97.023 100.515 102.431 105.200 109.285 111.500 114.177 117.885 122.969 137.769 141.631 142.223 142.454 143.100 146.754 149.454 150.615 153.708 158.062 161.100 164.031 166.531 170.238 172.285 174.869 179.094 184.904 190.281 190.966 191.776 193.405 195.690 196.983 197.284 198.977 200.300 202.521 205.490 209.012 211.206

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Buying power of $20 since 2015

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Alcohol at home, over time, for $20 beginning in 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2015 $20.00 0.15%
2016 $20.17 0.86%
2017 $20.31 0.66%
2018 $20.53 1.11%
2019 $20.83 1.47%
2020 $21.19 1.71%
2021 $21.41 1.05%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for alcohol at home, 2015-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 2015 * 2015 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Alcoholic beverages at home was 197.284 in the year 2015 and 211.206 in 2021:

211.206 / 197.284 * $20 = $21.41

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2015 has the same "purchasing power" as $21.41 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Alcoholic beverages at home).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Alcoholic beverages at home in 1977. In addition to alcohol at home, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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