Carbonated drinks priced at $20 in 2021 $22.12 in 2022

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Prices for Carbonated Drinks, 2021-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for carbonated drinks are 10.61% higher in 2022 versus 2021 (a $2.12 difference in value).

Between 2021 and 2022: Carbonated drinks experienced an average inflation rate of 10.61% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, carbonated drinks costing $20 in the year 2021 would cost $22.12 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 8.00% during this same period, inflation for carbonated drinks was higher.

In the year 2021: Pricing changed by 3.89%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for carbonated drinks during the 2021-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2021 (4.70%), 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 2021

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Carbonated drinks, over time, for $20 beginning in 2021. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2021$20.003.89%
2022$22.1210.61%*

* 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:

Year197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI70.84677.33186.60895.28597.862100.269101.846102.838103.615105.715105.708108.423112.108113.015114.908115.869115.723119.523119.900118.262117.462118.785123.385125.400125.585125.585127.885131.900134.200140.138146.970154.082154.676158.760160.959159.528158.832159.645161.075161.619163.661169.500178.916185.875205.595

Adjust carbonated drinks prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2021 * 2021 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Carbonated drinks was 185.875 in the year 2021 and 205.595 in 2022:

205.595 / 185.875 * $20 = $22.12

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2021 has the same "purchasing power" as $22.12 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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