Carbonated drinks priced at $20 in 1991 $35.27 in 2022

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Prices for Carbonated Drinks, 1991-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for carbonated drinks are 76.34% higher in 2022 versus 1991 (a $15.27 difference in value).

Between 1991 and 2022: Carbonated drinks experienced an average inflation rate of 1.85% per year. In other words, carbonated drinks costing $20 in the year 1991 would cost $35.27 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.46% during this same period, inflation for carbonated drinks was lower.

In the year 1991: Pricing changed by 0.81%, which is below the average yearly change for carbonated drinks during the 1991-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1991 (4.23%), inflation for carbonated drinks was much lower.

Price Inflation for Carbonated drinks since 1978

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (12%), 1981 (10.02%), and 1979 (9.15%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1991

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Carbonated drinks, over time, for $20 beginning in 1991. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1991$20.000.81%
1992$20.331.67%
1993$20.510.84%
1994$20.48-0.13%
1995$21.153.28%
1996$21.220.32%
1997$20.93-1.37%
1998$20.79-0.68%
1999$21.021.13%
2000$21.843.87%
2001$22.191.63%
2002$22.220.15%
2003$22.220.00%
2004$22.631.83%
2005$23.343.14%
2006$23.751.74%
2007$24.804.42%
2008$26.014.87%
2009$27.274.84%
2010$27.370.39%
2011$28.102.64%
2012$28.481.39%
2013$28.23-0.89%
2014$28.11-0.44%
2015$28.250.51%
2016$28.510.90%
2017$28.600.34%
2018$28.961.26%
2019$30.003.57%
2020$31.665.56%
2021$32.893.89%
2022$35.277.22%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Carbonated drinks:

Year197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI70.84677.33186.60895.28597.862100.269101.846102.838103.615105.715105.708108.423112.108113.015114.908115.869115.723119.523119.900118.262117.462118.785123.385125.400125.585125.585127.885131.900134.200140.138146.970154.082154.676158.760160.959159.528158.832159.645161.075161.619163.661169.500178.916185.875199.292

Adjust carbonated drinks prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1991 * 1991 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Carbonated drinks was 113.015 in the year 1991 and 199.292 in 2022:

199.292 / 113.015 * $20 = $35.27

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1991 has the same "purchasing power" as $35.27 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Carbonated drinks).


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

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