Carbonated drinks priced at $20 in 2012 $28.65 in 2024

Carbonated Drinks Inflation Calculator


Prices for Carbonated Drinks, 2012-2024 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for carbonated drinks are 43.27% higher in 2024 versus 2012 (a $8.65 difference in value).

Between 2012 and 2024: Carbonated drinks experienced an average inflation rate of 3.04% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, carbonated drinks costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $28.65 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.57% during this same period, inflation for carbonated drinks was higher.

In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 1.39%, which is below the average yearly change for carbonated drinks during the 2012-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for carbonated drinks was 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%), 2022 (10.61%), and 1981 (10.02%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2012

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Carbonated drinks, 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

* 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 Carbonated drinks:


Adjust carbonated drinks prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 2012 * 2012 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Carbonated drinks was 160.959 in the year 2012 and 230.602 in 2024:

230.602 / 160.959 * $20 = $28.65

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2012 has the same "purchasing power" as $28.65 in 2024 (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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