Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies priced at $20 in 1984 $64.77 in 2022

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Prices for Cakes, Cupcakes, And Cookies, 1984-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies are 223.83% higher in 2022 versus 1984 (a $44.77 difference in value).

Between 1984 and 2022: Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies experienced an average inflation rate of 3.14% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, cakes, cupcakes, and cookies costing $20 in the year 1984 would cost $64.77 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.76% during this same period, inflation for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies was higher.

In the year 1984: Pricing changed by 5.68%, which is above the average yearly change for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies during the 1984-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1984 (4.30%), inflation for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies was higher.

Price Inflation for Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies since 1978

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2022 (12.38%), 1980 (11.56%), and 1981 (11.51%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1984

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies, over time, for $20 beginning in 1984. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1984$20.005.68%
1985$20.984.88%
1986$21.582.91%
1987$22.524.35%
1988$23.815.70%
1989$25.617.56%
1990$27.176.10%
1991$28.775.90%
1992$29.632.98%
1993$30.332.37%
1994$31.433.63%
1995$32.192.42%
1996$33.162.99%
1997$34.122.92%
1998$34.501.09%
1999$35.232.11%
2000$35.781.57%
2001$36.562.18%
2002$37.452.42%
2003$38.613.10%
2004$39.301.79%
2005$39.951.65%
2006$40.792.11%
2007$42.223.51%
2008$45.688.19%
2009$47.734.49%
2010$47.920.40%
2011$48.741.71%
2012$50.694.00%
2013$51.601.80%
2014$52.080.93%
2015$53.091.93%
2016$53.621.00%
2017$53.830.40%
2018$54.741.68%
2019$55.451.30%
2020$56.161.27%
2021$57.632.63%
2022$64.7712.38%*

* 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 Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies:

Year197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI66.52373.05481.50090.87795.59299.385105.031110.154113.354118.285125.031134.477142.685151.100155.600159.292165.069169.069174.123179.208181.169185.000187.908192.008196.662202.762206.392209.800214.223221.742239.896250.671251.663255.964266.214270.993273.523278.789281.581282.710287.462291.213294.918302.660340.119

Adjust cakes, cupcakes, and cookies prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1984 * 1984 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies was 105.031 in the year 1984 and 340.119 in 2022:

340.119 / 105.031 * $20 = $64.77

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1984 has the same "purchasing power" as $64.77 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies in 1978. In addition to cakes, cupcakes, and cookies, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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