Clocks, lamps, and decorator items priced at $20 in 1987 $7.71 in 2024

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Prices for Clocks, Lamps, And Decorator Items, 1987-2024 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for clocks, lamps, and decorator items are 61.44% lower in 2024 versus 1987 (a $12.29 difference in value).

Between 1987 and 2024: Clocks, lamps, and decorator items experienced an average inflation rate of -2.54% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, clocks, lamps, and decorator items costing $20 in the year 1987 would cost $7.71 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.77% during this same period, inflation for clocks, lamps, and decorator items was significantly lower.

In the year 1987: Pricing changed by 0.65%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for clocks, lamps, and decorator items during the 1987-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1987 (3.66%), inflation for clocks, lamps, and decorator items was much lower.

Price Inflation for Clocks, lamps, and decorator items since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (10.55%), 2006 (-9.59%), and 2017 (-8.59%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1987

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Clocks, lamps, and decorator items, over time, for $20 beginning in 1987. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1987$20.000.65%
1988$20.482.41%
1989$21.183.40%
1990$21.913.44%
1991$22.663.42%
1992$23.021.60%
1993$23.251.01%
1994$23.19-0.26%
1995$23.17-0.12%
1996$23.310.63%
1997$23.27-0.17%
1998$23.340.31%
1999$22.69-2.80%
2000$21.71-4.34%
2001$20.88-3.79%
2002$20.07-3.91%
2003$18.68-6.88%
2004$17.76-4.93%
2005$17.10-3.73%
2006$15.46-9.59%
2007$14.30-7.52%
2008$13.57-5.09%
2009$13.05-3.81%
2010$12.21-6.44%
2011$11.55-5.39%
2012$10.90-5.68%
2013$10.25-5.91%
2014$9.60-6.35%
2015$9.15-4.67%
2016$8.71-4.83%
2017$7.96-8.59%
2018$7.33-8.02%
2019$7.20-1.71%
2020$7.14-0.80%
2021$7.352.87%
2022$7.948.06%
2023$7.90-0.52%
2024$7.71-2.36%*

* 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 Clocks, lamps, and decorator items:

Year197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI75.20076.69280.26288.73194.80098.192100.200101.592103.254102.277102.946105.431109.015112.769116.631118.500119.700119.385119.238119.985119.777120.154116.792111.723107.485103.28596.17791.43888.03179.58573.60469.85467.19262.86259.47656.09952.78449.43147.12344.84840.99837.70937.06536.76937.82440.87140.65839.699

Adjust clocks, lamps, and decorator items prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 1987 * 1987 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Clocks, lamps, and decorator items was 102.946 in the year 1987 and 39.699 in 2024:

39.699 / 102.946 * $20 = $7.71

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1987 has the same "purchasing power" as $7.71 in 2024 (in the CPI category of Clocks, lamps, and decorator items).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Clocks, lamps, and decorator items in 1977. In addition to clocks, lamps, and decorator items, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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