Apples priced at $1.31 in 2020 $1.38 in 2024

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Prices for Apples, 2020-2024 ($1.31)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for apples are 5.32% higher in 2024 versus 2020 (a $0.07 difference in value).

The current national average price is $1.31 for "Apples, Red Delicious, per lb. (453.6 gm)". This data is collected by a national survey and can vary from region to region.

Between 2020 and 2024: Apples experienced an average inflation rate of 1.31% per year. In other words, apples costing $1.31 in the year 2020 would cost $1.38 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 4.48% during this same period, inflation for apples was significantly lower.

In the year 2020: Pricing changed by -4.83%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for apples during the 2020-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2020 (1.23%), inflation for apples was much lower.

Price Inflation for Apples since 1939

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1943 (51.50%), 1952 (35.37%), and 1942 (31.95%).

Price history

The average price for Apples is calculated from a weighted average of retailer data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Inflation rate is also calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The table below shows average prices and their corresponding "real" prices adjusted for inflation rate. To understand how price levels differ from inflation rates, see this article published by the BLS.

Average prices for Apples, Red Delicious, per lb. (453.6 gm):

YearAverage price (Apples)Inflation adjusted price (2024 dollars)
2017$1.29$1.29
2016$1.44$1.41
2015$1.36$1.42
2014$1.35$1.35
2013$1.39$1.37
2012$1.38$1.42
2011$1.35$1.49
2010$1.22$1.42
2009$1.18$1.41
2008$1.32$1.36
2007$1.12$1.28
2006$1.07$1.32
2005$0.95$1.33
2004$1.04$1.43
2003$0.98$1.38
2002$0.95$1.42
2001$0.87$1.40
2000$0.92$1.49
1999$0.90$1.54
1998$0.94$1.61
1997$0.91$1.57
1996$0.93$1.58
1995$0.83$1.57
1994$0.80$1.59
1993$0.83$1.70
1992$0.89$1.71
1991$0.89$1.76
1990$0.72$1.68
1989$0.69$1.69
1988$0.73$1.87
1987$0.73$1.91
1986$0.77$2.04
1985$0.68$2.08
1984$0.66$2.12
1983$0.59$2.15
1982$0.64$2.23
1981$0.57$2.31
1980$0.63$2.35

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Buying power of $1.31 since 2020

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Apples, over time, for $1.31 beginning in 2020. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2020$1.31-4.83%
2021$1.385.56%
2022$1.476.17%
2023$1.523.46%
2024$1.38-9.16%*

* 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 Apples:

Year19391940194119421943194419451946194719481949195019511952195319541955195619571958195919601961196219631964196519661967196819691970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI7.2547.7317.96910.51515.93116.66219.07720.22319.39218.03818.96917.96216.46222.28525.16924.48524.15424.23126.46724.16423.54626.79228.69227.12328.66228.90829.63133.07734.70840.43840.19237.10839.63142.21550.31556.40856.39254.00064.08580.11579.10092.06284.34698.80894.608106.577113.115130.608130.954134.200140.477147.462172.838179.508169.031173.954183.523202.308199.585202.292200.138212.585213.854230.731244.392251.662246.023277.369299.446333.496288.225296.082312.003334.848348.691345.156329.146351.439344.502335.449338.929322.572340.498361.500373.997339.744

Adjust apples prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 2020 * 2020 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Apples was 322.572 in the year 2020 and 339.744 in 2024:

339.744 / 322.572 * $1.31 = $1.38

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $1.31 in 2020 has the same "purchasing power" as $1.38 in 2024 (in the CPI category of Apples).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Apples in 1939. In addition to apples, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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