Cereals and bakery products priced at $20 in 2000 $29.40 in 2019

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Prices for Cereals And Bakery Products, 2000-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for cereals and bakery products were 47% higher in 2019 versus 2000 (a $9.40 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2019: Cereals and bakery products experienced an average inflation rate of 2.05% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, cereals and bakery products costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $29.40 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.10% during this same period, inflation for cereals and bakery products was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 1.79%, which is below the average yearly change for cereals and bakery products during the 2000-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for cereals and bakery products was lower.

Price Inflation for Cereals and bakery products since 1935

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1974 (30.08%), 1947 (24.42%), and 1946 (14.52%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Cereals and bakery products:

Year 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
CPI 13.338 13.200 13.538 13.077 12.385 12.685 12.831 13.785 14.108 14.185 14.300 16.377 20.377 22.400 22.269 22.654 24.715 25.315 25.808 26.415 26.831 27.200 28.277 28.838 29.046 29.646 30.308 30.915 31.377 31.492 31.931 33.269 34.008 34.192 35.146 37.069 38.769 39.023 43.477 56.554 62.908 61.477 62.454 68.054 74.915 83.892 92.277 96.500 99.577 103.931 107.923 110.892 114.808 122.123 132.408 139.977 145.808 151.477 156.554 163.008 167.469 173.954 177.638 181.131 184.954 188.262 193.838 198.038 202.777 206.038 208.954 212.838 222.107 244.853 252.567 250.449 260.311 267.682 270.401 271.056 274.056 273.109 271.678 272.781 276.753

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Cereals and bakery products, over time, for $20 beginning in 2000. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2000 $20.00 1.79%
2001 $20.59 2.96%
2002 $21.04 2.17%
2003 $21.54 2.39%
2004 $21.89 1.61%
2005 $22.20 1.41%
2006 $22.61 1.86%
2007 $23.60 4.35%
2008 $26.01 10.24%
2009 $26.83 3.15%
2010 $26.61 -0.84%
2011 $27.65 3.94%
2012 $28.44 2.83%
2013 $28.73 1.02%
2014 $28.80 0.24%
2015 $29.11 1.11%
2016 $29.01 -0.35%
2017 $28.86 -0.52%
2018 $28.98 0.41%
2019 $29.40 1.46%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for cereals and bakery products, 2000-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Cereals and bakery products was 188.262 in the year 2000 and 276.753 in 2019:

276.753 / 188.262 * $20 = $29.40

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $29.40 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Cereals and bakery products).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Cereals and bakery products in 1935. In addition to cereals and bakery products, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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