All items (chained) priced at $20 in 1999 $29.08 in 2020

All Items (chained) Inflation Calculator

$

Prices for All Items (chained), 1999-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for all items (chained) were 45.40% higher in 2020 versus 1999 (a $9.08 difference in value).

Between 1999 and 2020: All items (chained) experienced an average inflation rate of 1.80% per year. In other words, all items (chained) costing $20 in the year 1999 would cost $29.08 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.11% during this same period, inflation for all items (chained) was lower.

Price Inflation for All items (chained) since 1999

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2008 (3.73%), 2011 (3.06%), and 2005 (2.92%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for All items (chained):

Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CPI 100.000 101.992 104.292 105.608 107.762 110.462 113.692 116.992 119.957 124.433 123.850 125.615 129.453 131.976 133.592 135.524 135.362 136.625 139.036 141.842 144.048 145.398

View price changes for other categories
Fresh fruits · Gasoline (all types) · Electricity · Milk · More

Buying power of $20 since 1999

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for All items (chained), 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 -
2000 $20.40 1.99%
2001 $20.86 2.26%
2002 $21.12 1.26%
2003 $21.55 2.04%
2004 $22.09 2.51%
2005 $22.74 2.92%
2006 $23.40 2.90%
2007 $23.99 2.53%
2008 $24.89 3.73%
2009 $24.77 -0.47%
2010 $25.12 1.42%
2011 $25.89 3.06%
2012 $26.40 1.95%
2013 $26.72 1.22%
2014 $27.10 1.45%
2015 $27.07 -0.12%
2016 $27.33 0.93%
2017 $27.81 1.76%
2018 $28.37 2.02%
2019 $28.81 1.56%
2020 $29.08 0.94%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for all items (chained), 1999-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1999 * 1999 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for All items (chained) was 100.000 in the year 1999 and 145.398 in 2020:

145.398 / 100.000 * $20 = $29.08

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1999 has the same "purchasing power" as $29.08 in 2020 (in the CPI category of All items (chained)).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for All items (chained) in 1999. In addition to all items (chained), the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

» Read more about inflation and investment.