Appliances priced at $20 in 2020 $21.46 in 2024

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Prices for Appliances, 2020-2024 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for appliances are 7.28% higher in 2024 versus 2020 (a $1.46 difference in value).

Between 2020 and 2024: Appliances experienced an average inflation rate of 1.77% per year. In other words, appliances costing $20 in the year 2020 would cost $21.46 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 4.71% during this same period, inflation for appliances was lower.

In the year 2020: Pricing changed by 2.72%, which is above the average yearly change for appliances during the 2020-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2020 (1.23%), inflation for appliances was higher.

Price Inflation for Appliances since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2021 (6.14%), 2022 (4.81%), and 2010 (-4.53%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2020

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Appliances, over time, for $20 beginning in 2020. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2020$20.002.72%
2021$21.236.14%
2022$22.254.81%
2023$22.08-0.74%
2024$21.46-2.84%*

* 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 Appliances:

Year1997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI100.000100.20097.73196.28594.70092.70089.45485.91586.86988.06989.76989.89691.06386.93485.87888.08386.34282.50979.27276.58674.67075.75977.48279.59284.47888.53887.87985.383

Adjust appliances 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 Appliances was 79.592 in the year 2020 and 85.383 in 2024:

85.383 / 79.592 * $20 = $21.46

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2020 has the same "purchasing power" as $21.46 in 2024 (in the CPI category of Appliances).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Appliances in 1997. In addition to appliances, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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