Audio equipment priced at $20 in 2019 $18.76 in 2022

Audio Equipment Inflation Calculator


Prices for Audio Equipment, 2019-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for audio equipment are 6.20% lower in 2022 versus 2019 (a $1.24 difference in value).

Between 2019 and 2022: Audio equipment experienced an average inflation rate of -2.11% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, audio equipment costing $20 in the year 2019 would cost $18.76 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 4.50% during this same period, inflation for audio equipment was significantly lower.

In the year 2019: Pricing changed by 0.81%, which is above the average yearly change for audio equipment during the 2019-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2019 (1.81%), inflation for audio equipment was lower.

Price Inflation for Audio equipment since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2018 (-13.87%), 2017 (-8.28%), and 2005 (-8.20%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2019

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Audio equipment, over time, for $20 beginning in 2019. 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 Audio equipment:


Adjust audio equipment prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2019 * 2019 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Audio equipment was 27.256 in the year 2019 and 25.565 in 2022:

25.565 / 27.256 * $20 = $18.76

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2019 has the same "purchasing power" as $18.76 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Audio equipment).

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Audio equipment in 1977. In addition to audio equipment, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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