Core inflation priced at $20 in 2014 $26.65 in 2024

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Prices for Core Inflation, 2014-2024 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for all items less food and energy are 33.23% higher in 2024 versus 2014 (a $6.65 difference in value).

Between 2014 and 2024: Core inflation experienced an average inflation rate of 2.91% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, core inflation costing $20 in the year 2014 would cost $26.65 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.80% during this same period, inflation for core inflation was higher.

In the year 2014: Pricing changed by 1.75%, which is below the average yearly change for core inflation during the 2014-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2014 (1.62%), inflation for core inflation was higher.

Price Inflation for All items less food and energy since 1957

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (12.42%), 1981 (10.46%), and 1979 (9.74%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2014

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Core inflation, over time, for $20 beginning in 2014. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate

* 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 and energy:


Adjust core inflation prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 2014 * 2014 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for All items less food and energy was 237.897 in the year 2014 and 316.957 in 2024:

316.957 / 237.897 * $20 = $26.65

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2014 has the same "purchasing power" as $26.65 in 2024 (in the CPI category of All items less food and energy).

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

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