Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products priced at $20 in 1997 $32.61 in 2020

Bacon, Breakfast Sausage, And Related Products Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Bacon, Breakfast Sausage, And Related Products, 1997-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products were 63.05% higher in 2020 versus 1997 (a $12.61 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2020: Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products experienced an average inflation rate of 2.15% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $32.61 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.09% during this same period, inflation for bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products was higher.

Price Inflation for Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2000 (12.28%), 2011 (10.20%), and 2014 (7.72%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products:

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CPI 100.000 96.577 96.331 108.162 112.038 112.885 116.077 123.054 122.692 123.069 127.438 128.039 127.702 133.498 147.120 148.154 153.299 165.127 156.629 154.445 160.015 158.501 160.603 163.052

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Buying power of $20 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products, over time, for $20 beginning in 1997. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1997 $20.00 -
1998 $19.32 -3.42%
1999 $19.27 -0.25%
2000 $21.63 12.28%
2001 $22.41 3.58%
2002 $22.58 0.76%
2003 $23.22 2.83%
2004 $24.61 6.01%
2005 $24.54 -0.29%
2006 $24.61 0.31%
2007 $25.49 3.55%
2008 $25.61 0.47%
2009 $25.54 -0.26%
2010 $26.70 4.54%
2011 $29.42 10.20%
2012 $29.63 0.70%
2013 $30.66 3.47%
2014 $33.03 7.72%
2015 $31.33 -5.15%
2016 $30.89 -1.39%
2017 $32.00 3.61%
2018 $31.70 -0.95%
2019 $32.12 1.33%
2020 $32.61 1.52%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products, 1997-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1997 * 1997 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 163.052 in 2020:

163.052 / 100.000 * $20 = $32.61

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $32.61 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products).


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

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