All items less food, shelter, and energy priced at $20 in 2008 $24.32 in 2021

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Prices for All Items Less Food, Shelter, And Energy, 2008-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for all items less food, shelter, and energy were 21.59% higher in 2021 versus 2008 (a $4.32 difference in value).

Between 2008 and 2021: All items less food, shelter, and energy experienced an average inflation rate of 1.52% per year. In other words, all items less food, shelter, and energy costing $20 in the year 2008 would cost $24.32 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.65% during this same period, inflation for all items less food, shelter, and energy was lower.

In the year 2008: Pricing changed by 2.13%, which is above the average yearly change for all items less food, shelter, and energy during the 2008-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), 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 (9.47%), 1975 (8.90%), and 1980 (8.77%).

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

Year 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 38.692 40.483 42.425 44.592 46.783 47.892 49.333 53.092 57.817 61.917 65.625 69.308 74.133 80.633 88.267 95.042 100.000 105.017 109.033 112.750 117.008 121.858 127.333 133.467 140.367 145.733 150.792 154.892 159.317 163.175 166.408 169.183 171.875 175.192 178.683 181.125 182.583 184.617 188.092 191.583 194.205 198.349 202.627 206.566 210.501 214.873 217.814 219.947 222.024 225.035 226.769 229.675 232.768 235.463 241.173

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Buying power of $20 since 2008

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for All items less food, shelter, and energy, over time, for $20 beginning in 2008. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2008 $20.00 2.13%
2009 $20.43 2.16%
2010 $20.83 1.94%
2011 $21.23 1.91%
2012 $21.67 2.08%
2013 $21.96 1.37%
2014 $22.18 0.98%
2015 $22.39 0.94%
2016 $22.69 1.36%
2017 $22.87 0.77%
2018 $23.16 1.28%
2019 $23.47 1.35%
2020 $23.74 1.16%
2021 $24.32 2.43%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for all items less food, shelter, and energy, 2008-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 2008 * 2008 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for All items less food, shelter, and energy was 198.349 in the year 2008 and 241.173 in 2021:

241.173 / 198.349 * $20 = $24.32

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2008 has the same "purchasing power" as $24.32 in 2021 (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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