All items less food, shelter, and energy priced at $20 in 2018 $20.20 in 2019

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Prices for All Items Less Food, Shelter, And Energy, 2018-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for all items less food, shelter, and energy were 1.02% higher in 2019 versus 2018 (a $0.20 difference in value).

Between 2018 and 2019: All items less food, shelter, and energy experienced an average inflation rate of 1.02% per year. In other words, all items less food, shelter, and energy costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $20.20 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.70% during this same period, inflation for all items less food, shelter, and energy was lower.

Price Inflation for All items less food, shelter, and energy since 2018

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: and 2019 (1.02%).

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

Year 2018 2019
CPI 229.676 232.026

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Buying power of $20 since 2018

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for All items less food, shelter, and energy, over time, for $20 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2018 $20.00 -
2019 $20.20 1.02%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for all items less food, shelter, and energy, 2018-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2018 * 2018 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for All items less food, shelter, and energy was 229.676 in the year 2018 and 232.026 in 2019:

232.026 / 229.676 * $20 = $20.20

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" as $20.20 in 2019 (in the CPI category of All items less food, shelter, and energy).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for All items less food, shelter, and energy in 2018. In addition to all items less food, shelter, and 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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