Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies priced at $20 in 2010 $27.03 in 2022

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Prices for Cakes, Cupcakes, And Cookies, 2010-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies are 35.15% higher in 2022 versus 2010 (a $7.03 difference in value).

Between 2010 and 2022: Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies experienced an average inflation rate of 2.54% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, cakes, cupcakes, and cookies costing $20 in the year 2010 would cost $27.03 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.48% during this same period, inflation for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies was higher.

In the year 2010: Pricing changed by 0.40%, which is below the average yearly change for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies during the 2010-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2010 (1.64%), inflation for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies was lower.

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 2010

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies, over time, for $20 beginning in 2010. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2010$20.000.40%
2011$20.341.71%
2012$21.164.00%
2013$21.541.80%
2014$21.740.93%
2015$22.161.93%
2016$22.381.00%
2017$22.470.40%
2018$22.841.68%
2019$23.141.30%
2020$23.441.27%
2021$24.052.63%
2022$27.0312.38%*

* 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 2010 * 2010 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies was 251.663 in the year 2010 and 340.119 in 2022:

340.119 / 251.663 * $20 = $27.03

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2010 has the same "purchasing power" as $27.03 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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