Baby food priced at $10 in 2016 $12.46 in 2022

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Prices for Baby Food, 2016-2022 ($10)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for baby food are 24.56% higher in 2022 versus 2016 (a $2.46 difference in value).

Between 2016 and 2022: Baby food experienced an average inflation rate of 3.73% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, baby food costing $10 in the year 2016 would cost $12.46 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.17% during this same period, inflation for baby food was higher.

In the year 2016: Pricing changed by 1.26%, which is below the average yearly change for baby food during the 2016-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), inflation for baby food was lower.

Price Inflation for Baby food since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2022 (9.30%), 2008 (5.60%), and 2019 (4.24%).

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Buying power of $10.00 since 2016

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Baby food, over time, for $10 beginning in 2016. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2016$10.001.26%
2017$10.161.59%
2018$10.382.18%
2019$10.824.24%
2020$11.102.62%
2021$11.402.62%
2022$12.469.30%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Baby food:

Year19971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.000102.100105.977110.269113.831115.854118.692122.585124.362128.015130.415137.715139.985139.927143.402149.214151.166154.161153.917155.851158.333161.782168.648173.071177.612194.123

Adjust baby food prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2016 * 2016 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Baby food was 155.851 in the year 2016 and 194.123 in 2022:

194.123 / 155.851 * $10 = $12.46

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $10 in 2016 has the same "purchasing power" as $12.46 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Baby food).


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

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