Chicken priced at $20 in 2018 $21.01 in 2021

Chicken Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Chicken, 2018-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for chicken were 5.07% higher in 2021 versus 2018 (a $1.01 difference in value).

Between 2018 and 2021: Chicken experienced an average inflation rate of 1.66% per year. In other words, chicken costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $21.01 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.37% during this same period, inflation for chicken was higher.

In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 1.15%, which is below the average yearly change for chicken during the 2018-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for chicken was lower.

Price Inflation for Chicken since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2004 (8.53%), 2007 (5.75%), and 2013 (5.32%).

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

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
CPI 100.000 101.385 101.815 102.454 105.508 107.569 108.877 118.169 120.592 117.600 124.363 130.727 132.622 131.821 134.250 140.754 148.246 151.667 152.141 147.513 148.556 150.268 149.907 157.347 157.889

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Buying power of $20 since 2018

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Chicken, over time, for $20 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2018 $20.00 1.15%
2019 $19.95 -0.24%
2020 $20.94 4.96%
2021 $21.01 0.34%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for chicken, 2018-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 2018 * 2018 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Chicken was 150.268 in the year 2018 and 157.889 in 2021:

157.889 / 150.268 * $20 = $21.01

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" as $21.01 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Chicken).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Chicken in 1997. In addition to chicken, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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