Cereals and bakery products priced at $20 in 1973 $145.50 in 2022

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Prices for Cereals And Bakery Products, 1973-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for cereals and bakery products are 627.51% higher in 2022 versus 1973 (a $125.50 difference in value).

Between 1973 and 2022: Cereals and bakery products experienced an average inflation rate of 4.13% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, cereals and bakery products costing $20 in the year 1973 would cost $145.50 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.90% during this same period, inflation for cereals and bakery products was higher.

In the year 1973: Pricing changed by 11.41%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for cereals and bakery products during the 1973-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1973 (6.18%), inflation for cereals and bakery products was much higher.

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%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1973

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Cereals and bakery products, over time, for $20 beginning in 1973. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1973$20.0011.41%
1974$26.0230.08%
1975$28.9411.24%
1976$28.28-2.27%
1977$28.731.59%
1978$31.318.97%
1979$34.4610.08%
1980$38.5911.98%
1981$42.459.99%
1982$44.394.58%
1983$45.813.19%
1984$47.814.37%
1985$49.653.84%
1986$51.012.75%
1987$52.813.53%
1988$56.186.37%
1989$60.918.42%
1990$64.395.72%
1991$67.074.17%
1992$69.683.89%
1993$72.023.35%
1994$74.994.12%
1995$77.042.74%
1996$80.023.87%
1997$81.722.12%
1998$83.321.97%
1999$85.082.11%
2000$86.601.79%
2001$89.172.96%
2002$91.102.17%
2003$93.282.39%
2004$94.781.61%
2005$96.121.41%
2006$97.911.86%
2007$102.174.35%
2008$112.6410.24%
2009$116.183.15%
2010$115.21-0.84%
2011$119.753.94%
2012$123.142.83%
2013$124.391.02%
2014$124.690.24%
2015$126.071.11%
2016$125.63-0.35%
2017$124.98-0.52%
2018$125.480.41%
2019$127.221.39%
2020$130.022.20%
2021$132.982.28%
2022$145.509.42%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

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

Year1935193619371938193919401941194219431944194519461947194819491950195119521953195419551956195719581959196019611962196319641965196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI13.33813.20013.53813.07712.38512.68512.83113.78514.10814.18514.30016.37720.37722.40022.26922.65424.71525.31525.80826.41526.83127.20028.27728.83829.04629.64630.30830.91531.37731.49231.93133.26934.00834.19235.14637.06938.76939.02343.47756.55462.90861.47762.45468.05474.91583.89292.27796.50099.577103.931107.923110.892114.808122.123132.408139.977145.808151.477156.554163.008167.469173.954177.638181.131184.954188.262193.838198.038202.777206.038208.954212.838222.107244.853252.567250.449260.311267.682270.401271.056274.056273.109271.678272.781276.561282.645289.079316.301

Adjust cereals and bakery products prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1973 * 1973 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Cereals and bakery products was 43.477 in the year 1973 and 316.301 in 2022:

316.301 / 43.477 * $20 = $145.50

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1973 has the same "purchasing power" as $145.50 in 2022 (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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