Citrus fruits priced at $20 in 2002 $33.41 in 2020

Citrus Fruits Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Citrus Fruits, 2002-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for citrus fruits were 67.03% higher in 2020 versus 2002 (a $13.41 difference in value).

Between 2002 and 2020: Citrus fruits experienced an average inflation rate of 2.89% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, citrus fruits costing $20 in the year 2002 would cost $33.41 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.03% during this same period, inflation for citrus fruits was higher.

In the year 2002: Pricing changed by 5.99%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for citrus fruits during the 2002-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2002 (1.59%), inflation for citrus fruits was much higher.

Price Inflation for Citrus fruits since 1998

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1999 (24.39%), 2000 (-14.19%), and 2014 (11.05%).

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

Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CPI 127.400 158.475 135.983 141.825 150.325 152.192 162.092 178.658 197.783 217.888 210.801 198.534 204.224 211.967 208.391 214.967 238.715 234.060 240.175 251.396 266.342 257.867 251.092

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Buying power of $20 since 2002

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Citrus fruits, over time, for $20 beginning in 2002. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2002 $20.00 5.99%
2003 $20.25 1.24%
2004 $21.57 6.50%
2005 $23.77 10.22%
2006 $26.31 10.70%
2007 $28.99 10.17%
2008 $28.05 -3.25%
2009 $26.41 -5.82%
2010 $27.17 2.87%
2011 $28.20 3.79%
2012 $27.73 -1.69%
2013 $28.60 3.16%
2014 $31.76 11.05%
2015 $31.14 -1.95%
2016 $31.95 2.61%
2017 $33.45 4.67%
2018 $35.44 5.95%
2019 $34.31 -3.18%
2020 $33.41 -2.63%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for citrus fruits, 2002-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2002 * 2002 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Citrus fruits was 150.325 in the year 2002 and 251.092 in 2020:

251.092 / 150.325 * $20 = $33.41

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2002 has the same "purchasing power" as $33.41 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Citrus fruits).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Citrus fruits in 1998. In addition to citrus fruits, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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