All items less food, shelter, and energy priced at $20 in 1999 $31.69 in 2024

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Prices for All Items Less Food, Shelter, And Energy, 1999-2024 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for all items less food, shelter, and energy are 58.46% higher in 2024 versus 1999 (a $11.69 difference in value).

Between 1999 and 2024: All items less food, shelter, and energy experienced an average inflation rate of 1.86% per year. In other words, all items less food, shelter, and energy costing $20 in the year 1999 would cost $31.69 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.53% during this same period, inflation for all items less food, shelter, and energy was lower.

In the year 1999: Pricing changed by 1.62%, which is below the average yearly change for all items less food, shelter, and energy during the 1999-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1999 (2.19%), inflation for all items less food, shelter, and energy was lower.

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 (9.50%), 1975 (8.92%), and 1980 (8.78%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1999

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for All items less food, shelter, and energy, over time, for $20 beginning in 1999. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1999$20.001.62%
2000$20.381.90%
2001$20.792.00%
2002$21.071.36%
2003$21.240.81%
2004$21.481.11%
2005$21.881.88%
2006$22.291.85%
2007$22.591.37%
2008$23.082.14%
2009$23.572.15%
2010$24.031.94%
2011$24.491.91%
2012$25.002.07%
2013$25.341.37%
2014$25.590.98%
2015$25.830.94%
2016$26.181.36%
2017$26.380.77%
2018$26.721.28%
2019$27.081.35%
2020$27.391.15%
2021$28.554.22%
2022$30.366.34%
2023$31.222.85%
2024$31.691.50%*

* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.


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

Year1967196819691970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI38.69240.49242.43144.60046.78547.91549.33853.09257.83161.90065.61569.32374.12380.63188.29295.03899.992104.962108.992112.692116.969121.862127.323133.492140.362145.762150.785154.900159.308163.177166.400169.169171.915175.185178.685181.123182.592184.623188.100191.585194.205198.353202.626206.565210.502214.869217.804219.936222.007225.035226.771229.676232.769235.456245.397260.963268.390272.413

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

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 1999 * 1999 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for All items less food, shelter, and energy was 171.915 in the year 1999 and 272.413 in 2024:

272.413 / 171.915 * $20 = $31.69

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1999 has the same "purchasing power" as $31.69 in 2024 (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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