Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home priced at $20 in 2018 $20.20 in 2019

Beer, Ale, And Other Malt Beverages Away From Home Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Beer, Ale, And Other Malt Beverages Away From Home, 2018-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home were 0.99% higher in 2019 versus 2018 (a $0.20 difference in value).

Between 2018 and 2019: Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home experienced an average inflation rate of 0.99% per year. In other words, beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $20.20 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.70% during this same period, inflation for beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home was lower.

Price Inflation for Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home since 2018

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: and 2019 (0.99%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home:

Year 2018 2019
CPI 173.547 175.268

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Buying power of $20 since 2018

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home, over time, for $20 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2018 $20.00 -
2019 $20.20 0.99%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home, 2018-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2018 * 2018 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home was 173.547 in the year 2018 and 175.268 in 2019:

175.268 / 173.547 * $20 = $20.20

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" as $20.20 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home in 2018. In addition to beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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