Coffee priced at $2.83 in 2012 $3.10 in 2023

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Prices for Coffee, 2012-2023 ($2.83)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for coffee are 9.71% higher in 2023 versus 2012 (a $0.27 difference in value).

The current national average price is $2.83 for "Coffee, 100%, ground roast, 13.1-20 oz. can, per lb. (453.6 gm)". This data is collected by a national survey and can vary from region to region.

Between 2012 and 2023: Coffee experienced an average inflation rate of 0.85% per year. In other words, coffee costing $2.83 in the year 2012 would cost $3.10 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.57% during this same period, inflation for coffee was lower.

In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 1.69%, which is above the average yearly change for coffee during the 2012-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for coffee was lower.

Price Inflation for Coffee since 1967

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1977 (77.12%), 1976 (37.42%), and 1994 (27.92%).

Price history

The average price for Coffee is calculated from a weighted average of retailer data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Inflation rate is also calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The table below shows average prices and their corresponding "real" prices adjusted for inflation rate. To understand how price levels differ from inflation rates, see this article published by the BLS.

Average prices for Coffee, 100%, ground roast, 13.1-20 oz. can, per lb. (453.6 gm):

YearAverage price (Coffee)Inflation adjusted price (2023 dollars)

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Buying power of $2.83 since 2012

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Coffee, over time, for $2.83 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate

* 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 Coffee:


Adjust coffee prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2023 / CPI in 2012 * 2012 USD value = 2023 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Coffee was 217.441 in the year 2012 and 238.556 in 2023:

238.556 / 217.441 * $2.83 = $3.10

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $2.83 in 2012 has the same "purchasing power" as $3.10 in 2023 (in the CPI category of Coffee).

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Coffee in 1967. In addition to coffee, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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