Candy and chewing gum priced at $20 in 2012 $24.72 in 2022

Candy And Chewing Gum Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Candy And Chewing Gum, 2012-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for candy and chewing gum are 23.58% higher in 2022 versus 2012 (a $4.72 difference in value).

Between 2012 and 2022: Candy and chewing gum experienced an average inflation rate of 2.14% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, candy and chewing gum costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $24.72 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.46% during this same period, inflation for candy and chewing gum was lower.

In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 3.63%, which is above the average yearly change for candy and chewing gum during the 2012-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for candy and chewing gum was higher.

Price Inflation for Candy and chewing gum since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2022 (9.35%), 2008 (6.11%), and 2009 (5.68%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2012

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Candy and chewing gum, over time, for $20 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2012$20.003.63%
2013$19.81-0.96%
2014$19.830.10%
2015$20.634.05%
2016$20.59-0.19%
2017$20.48-0.54%
2018$20.680.95%
2019$21.292.97%
2020$21.983.25%
2021$22.602.82%
2022$24.729.35%*

* 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 Candy and chewing gum:

Year19971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.000100.954102.315103.785104.308106.223107.838108.362109.462112.200116.075123.163130.161132.467135.965140.907139.555139.692145.352145.080144.297145.674149.997154.872159.238174.127

Adjust candy and chewing gum prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2012 * 2012 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Candy and chewing gum was 140.907 in the year 2012 and 174.127 in 2022:

174.127 / 140.907 * $20 = $24.72

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2012 has the same "purchasing power" as $24.72 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Candy and chewing gum).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Candy and chewing gum in 1997. In addition to candy and chewing gum, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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