All items less food, shelter, and energy priced at $20 in 1971 $110.55 in 2022

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Prices for All Items Less Food, Shelter, And Energy, 1971-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for all items less food, shelter, and energy are 452.74% higher in 2022 versus 1971 (a $90.55 difference in value).

Between 1971 and 2022: All items less food, shelter, and energy experienced an average inflation rate of 3.41% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, all items less food, shelter, and energy costing $20 in the year 1971 would cost $110.55 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.93% during this same period, inflation for all items less food, shelter, and energy was lower.

In the year 1971: Pricing changed by 4.91%, which is above the average yearly change for all items less food, shelter, and energy during the 1971-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1971 (4.30%), inflation for all items less food, shelter, and energy was higher.

Price Inflation for All items less food, shelter, and energy since 1967

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1981 (9.47%), 1975 (8.90%), and 1980 (8.77%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1971

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for All items less food, shelter, and energy, over time, for $20 beginning in 1971. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1971$20.004.91%
1972$20.472.37%
1973$21.093.01%
1974$22.707.62%
1975$24.728.90%
1976$26.477.09%
1977$28.055.99%
1978$29.635.61%
1979$31.696.96%
1980$34.478.77%
1981$37.739.47%
1982$40.637.68%
1983$42.755.22%
1984$44.895.02%
1985$46.613.82%
1986$48.203.41%
1987$50.023.78%
1988$52.094.15%
1989$54.444.49%
1990$57.064.82%
1991$60.015.17%
1992$62.303.82%
1993$64.463.47%
1994$66.222.72%
1995$68.112.86%
1996$69.762.42%
1997$71.141.98%
1998$72.331.67%
1999$73.481.59%
2000$74.891.93%
2001$76.391.99%
2002$77.431.37%
2003$78.050.81%
2004$78.921.11%
2005$80.411.88%
2006$81.901.86%
2007$83.021.37%
2008$84.792.13%
2009$86.622.16%
2010$88.311.94%
2011$89.991.91%
2012$91.862.08%
2013$93.121.37%
2014$94.030.98%
2015$94.920.94%
2016$96.201.36%
2017$96.930.76%
2018$98.191.29%
2019$99.511.35%
2020$100.661.16%
2021$104.914.22%
2022$110.555.38%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

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

Year19671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI38.69240.48342.42544.59246.78347.89249.33353.09257.81761.91765.62569.30874.13380.63388.26795.042100.000105.017109.033112.750117.008121.858127.333133.467140.367145.733150.792154.892159.317163.175166.408169.183171.875175.192178.683181.125182.583184.617188.092191.583194.205198.349202.627206.566210.501214.873217.815219.947222.025225.035226.741229.671232.762235.459245.397258.591

Adjust all items less food, shelter, and energy prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1971 * 1971 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for All items less food, shelter, and energy was 46.783 in the year 1971 and 258.591 in 2022:

258.591 / 46.783 * $20 = $110.55

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1971 has the same "purchasing power" as $110.55 in 2022 (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 1967. 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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