Bedroom furniture priced at $20 in 1985 $27.14 in 2024

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Prices for Bedroom Furniture, 1985-2024 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for bedroom furniture are 35.72% higher in 2024 versus 1985 (a $7.14 difference in value).

Between 1985 and 2024: Bedroom furniture experienced an average inflation rate of 0.79% per year. In other words, bedroom furniture costing $20 in the year 1985 would cost $27.14 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.75% during this same period, inflation for bedroom furniture was lower.

In the year 1985: Pricing changed by 4.21%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for bedroom furniture during the 1985-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1985 (3.55%), inflation for bedroom furniture was higher.

Price Inflation for Bedroom furniture since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (10.37%), 2022 (9.24%), and 1979 (8.65%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1985

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Bedroom furniture, over time, for $20 beginning in 1985. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1985$20.004.21%
1986$21.206.01%
1987$21.230.14%
1988$21.913.18%
1989$21.88-0.10%
1990$22.050.77%
1991$22.361.38%
1992$23.605.57%
1993$24.664.51%
1994$25.151.97%
1995$25.380.91%
1996$25.922.15%
1997$26.341.59%
1998$26.29-0.15%
1999$26.24-0.22%
2000$25.76-1.83%
2001$25.42-1.30%
2002$25.18-0.95%
2003$24.92-1.03%
2004$25.542.50%
2005$26.553.93%
2006$27.071.95%
2007$26.94-0.47%
2008$26.75-0.71%
2009$26.61-0.52%
2010$25.39-4.58%
2011$25.33-0.24%
2012$25.450.47%
2013$25.17-1.11%
2014$24.80-1.46%
2015$24.32-1.93%
2016$24.07-1.03%
2017$23.84-0.94%
2018$23.83-0.06%
2019$24.151.33%
2020$23.85-1.25%
2021$25.215.73%
2022$27.549.24%
2023$27.44-0.38%
2024$27.14-1.07%*

* 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 Bedroom furniture:

Year197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI66.70069.61575.63883.48590.00095.754101.123103.123107.462113.915114.077117.700117.577118.485120.115126.800132.523135.131136.354139.285141.500141.285140.977138.392136.592135.300133.908137.254142.654145.431144.742143.715142.963136.410136.089136.734135.220133.243130.675129.330128.114128.036129.742128.123135.466147.985147.426145.850

Adjust bedroom furniture prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 1985 * 1985 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Bedroom furniture was 107.462 in the year 1985 and 145.850 in 2024:

145.850 / 107.462 * $20 = $27.14

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1985 has the same "purchasing power" as $27.14 in 2024 (in the CPI category of Bedroom furniture).


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

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