All items less energy priced at $20 in 1975 $99.57 in 2021

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Prices for All Items Less Energy, 1975-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for all items less energy were 397.86% higher in 2021 versus 1975 (a $79.57 difference in value).

Between 1975 and 2021: All items less energy experienced an average inflation rate of 3.55% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, all items less energy costing $20 in the year 1975 would cost $99.57 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.56% during this same period, inflation for all items less energy was lower.

In the year 1975: Pricing changed by 9.03%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for all items less energy during the 1975-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1975 (9.14%), inflation for all items less energy was lower.

Price Inflation for All items less energy since 1957

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (11.67%), 1979 (9.98%), and 1981 (9.94%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for All items less energy:

Year 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 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 28.867 29.675 29.958 30.408 30.717 31.133 31.525 31.975 32.475 33.483 34.433 35.942 37.958 40.275 41.992 43.400 46.042 50.567 55.133 58.250 61.875 66.708 73.367 81.925 90.067 96.150 99.600 104.392 108.475 112.683 117.258 122.317 128.100 134.733 140.875 145.425 149.942 154.100 158.667 163.117 167.067 170.867 174.433 178.633 183.550 187.625 190.575 194.442 198.725 203.675 208.922 214.746 218.434 220.457 224.805 229.717 233.636 237.956 242.323 246.965 251.159 256.261 261.761 266.900 274.490

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Buying power of $20 since 1975

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for All items less energy, over time, for $20 beginning in 1975. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1975 $20.00 9.03%
1976 $21.13 5.65%
1977 $22.45 6.22%
1978 $24.20 7.81%
1979 $26.61 9.98%
1980 $29.72 11.67%
1981 $32.67 9.94%
1982 $34.88 6.75%
1983 $36.13 3.59%
1984 $37.87 4.81%
1985 $39.35 3.91%
1986 $40.88 3.88%
1987 $42.54 4.06%
1988 $44.37 4.31%
1989 $46.47 4.73%
1990 $48.88 5.18%
1991 $51.10 4.56%
1992 $52.75 3.23%
1993 $54.39 3.11%
1994 $55.90 2.77%
1995 $57.56 2.96%
1996 $59.17 2.80%
1997 $60.60 2.42%
1998 $61.98 2.27%
1999 $63.28 2.09%
2000 $64.80 2.41%
2001 $66.58 2.75%
2002 $68.06 2.22%
2003 $69.13 1.57%
2004 $70.54 2.03%
2005 $72.09 2.20%
2006 $73.88 2.49%
2007 $75.79 2.58%
2008 $77.90 2.79%
2009 $79.24 1.72%
2010 $79.97 0.93%
2011 $81.55 1.97%
2012 $83.33 2.19%
2013 $84.75 1.71%
2014 $86.32 1.85%
2015 $87.90 1.84%
2016 $89.59 1.92%
2017 $91.11 1.70%
2018 $92.96 2.03%
2019 $94.96 2.15%
2020 $96.82 1.96%
2021 $99.57 2.84%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for all items less energy, 1975-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 1975 * 1975 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for All items less energy was 55.133 in the year 1975 and 274.490 in 2021:

274.490 / 55.133 * $20 = $99.57

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1975 has the same "purchasing power" as $99.57 in 2021 (in the CPI category of All items less energy).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for All items less energy in 1957. In addition to all items less energy, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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