Beef and veal priced at $20 in 2002 $51.81 in 2024

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Prices for Beef And Veal, 2002-2024 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for beef and veal are 159.05% higher in 2024 versus 2002 (a $31.81 difference in value).

Between 2002 and 2024: Beef and veal experienced an average inflation rate of 4.42% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, beef and veal costing $20 in the year 2002 would cost $51.81 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.54% during this same period, inflation for beef and veal was higher.

In the year 2002: Pricing changed by 0.08%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for beef and veal during the 2002-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2002 (1.59%), inflation for beef and veal was lower.

Price Inflation for Beef and veal since 1935

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1947 (41.78%), 1946 (27.28%), and 1979 (27.26%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2002

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Beef and veal, over time, for $20 beginning in 2002. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2002$20.000.08%
2003$21.809.02%
2004$24.3211.55%
2005$24.962.62%
2006$25.160.81%
2007$26.284.46%
2008$27.474.51%
2009$27.18-1.05%
2010$27.962.86%
2011$30.8110.18%
2012$32.766.35%
2013$33.421.99%
2014$37.4512.07%
2015$40.167.24%
2016$37.62-6.34%
2017$37.16-1.21%
2018$37.681.41%
2019$38.281.58%
2020$41.979.64%
2021$45.889.32%
2022$48.305.28%
2023$50.043.60%
2024$51.813.54%*

* 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 Beef and veal:

Year193519361937193819391940194119421943194419451946194719481949195019511952195319541955195619571958195919601961196219631964196519661967196819691970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI11.62311.13112.52311.60011.87712.06913.02314.50814.64613.94613.90017.69225.08530.37728.33131.23136.46936.15428.53827.43827.13826.71528.71533.40834.40033.53132.99234.16933.76932.80034.35436.16236.39237.86241.66943.49245.45449.71559.59261.30861.87759.85459.53873.14693.08598.36299.200100.60899.115100.28598.16998.762106.277112.085119.338128.754132.438132.262137.092135.954134.854134.485136.762136.515139.200148.069160.469160.600175.085195.308200.423202.054211.060220.586218.273224.511247.377263.089268.326300.724322.504302.062298.399302.592307.362336.980368.383387.828401.794416.037

Adjust beef and veal prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 2002 * 2002 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Beef and veal was 160.600 in the year 2002 and 416.037 in 2024:

416.037 / 160.600 * $20 = $51.81

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2002 has the same "purchasing power" as $51.81 in 2024 (in the CPI category of Beef and veal).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Beef and veal in 1935. In addition to beef and veal, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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