Canned vegetables priced at $20 in 2005 $33.82 in 2022

Canned Vegetables Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Canned Vegetables, 2005-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for canned vegetables are 69.12% higher in 2022 versus 2005 (a $13.82 difference in value).

Between 2005 and 2022: Canned vegetables experienced an average inflation rate of 3.14% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, canned vegetables costing $20 in the year 2005 would cost $33.82 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.34% during this same period, inflation for canned vegetables was higher.

In the year 2005: Pricing changed by 4.40%, which is above the average yearly change for canned vegetables during the 2005-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2005 (3.39%), inflation for canned vegetables was higher.

Price Inflation for Canned vegetables since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2008 (13.50%), 2009 (10.50%), and 2022 (10.21%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2005

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Canned vegetables, over time, for $20 beginning in 2005. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2005$20.004.40%
2006$20.613.07%
2007$21.212.91%
2008$24.0813.50%
2009$26.6110.50%
2010$26.24-1.37%
2011$26.691.71%
2012$27.543.19%
2013$27.620.30%
2014$28.161.94%
2015$28.00-0.57%
2016$27.77-0.82%
2017$26.96-2.92%
2018$27.341.41%
2019$28.373.78%
2020$29.333.37%
2021$30.694.65%
2022$33.8210.21%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Canned vegetables:

Year19971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.000103.754105.923106.777110.831115.777115.792116.969122.115125.869129.530147.013162.448160.223162.958168.149168.652171.924170.942169.540164.587166.912173.224179.056187.382206.520

Adjust canned vegetables prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2005 * 2005 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Canned vegetables was 122.115 in the year 2005 and 206.520 in 2022:

206.520 / 122.115 * $20 = $33.82

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2005 has the same "purchasing power" as $33.82 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Canned vegetables).


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

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