Bread other than white priced at $20 in 1985 $69.43 in 2020

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Prices for Bread Other Than White, 1985-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for bread other than white were 247.13% higher in 2020 versus 1985 (a $49.43 difference in value).

Between 1985 and 2020: Bread other than white experienced an average inflation rate of 3.62% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, bread other than white costing $20 in the year 1985 would cost $69.43 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.54% during this same period, inflation for bread other than white was higher.

In the year 1985: Pricing changed by 3.13%, which is below the average yearly change for bread other than white during the 1985-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1985 (3.55%), inflation for bread other than white was lower.

Price Inflation for Bread other than white since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2008 (15.63%), 1979 (10.71%), and 1980 (10.71%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Bread other than white:

Year 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 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 66.600 70.077 77.585 85.892 93.377 97.131 99.746 103.131 106.354 109.015 111.931 118.569 128.892 136.238 141.400 148.338 155.254 161.285 167.031 178.685 182.854 190.392 195.577 202.600 213.231 219.323 224.169 227.815 238.554 248.731 264.239 305.532 309.503 305.075 326.684 334.370 342.154 341.718 344.495 345.376 344.686 348.625 358.577 369.184

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Buying power of $20 since 1985

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

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1985 $20.00 3.13%
1986 $20.50 2.50%
1987 $21.05 2.67%
1988 $22.30 5.93%
1989 $24.24 8.71%
1990 $25.62 5.70%
1991 $26.59 3.79%
1992 $27.90 4.91%
1993 $29.20 4.66%
1994 $30.33 3.88%
1995 $31.41 3.56%
1996 $33.60 6.98%
1997 $34.39 2.33%
1998 $35.80 4.12%
1999 $36.78 2.72%
2000 $38.10 3.59%
2001 $40.10 5.25%
2002 $41.24 2.86%
2003 $42.16 2.21%
2004 $42.84 1.63%
2005 $44.86 4.71%
2006 $46.77 4.27%
2007 $49.69 6.23%
2008 $57.46 15.63%
2009 $58.20 1.30%
2010 $57.37 -1.43%
2011 $61.43 7.08%
2012 $62.88 2.35%
2013 $64.34 2.33%
2014 $64.26 -0.13%
2015 $64.78 0.81%
2016 $64.95 0.26%
2017 $64.82 -0.20%
2018 $65.56 1.14%
2019 $67.43 2.85%
2020 $69.43 2.96%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for bread other than white, 1985-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1985 * 1985 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Bread other than white was 106.354 in the year 1985 and 369.184 in 2020:

369.184 / 106.354 * $20 = $69.43

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1985 has the same "purchasing power" as $69.43 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Bread other than white).


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

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