Cookies priced at $20 in 2011 $22.50 in 2020

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Prices for Cookies, 2011-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for cookies were 12.50% higher in 2020 versus 2011 (a $2.50 difference in value).

Between 2011 and 2020: Cookies experienced an average inflation rate of 1.32% per year. In other words, cookies costing $20 in the year 2011 would cost $22.50 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.55% during this same period, inflation for cookies was lower.

In the year 2011: Pricing changed by 0.23%, which is below the average yearly change for cookies during the 2011-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2011 (3.16%), inflation for cookies was lower.

Price Inflation for Cookies since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1981 (12%), 1980 (11.21%), and 1979 (9.80%).

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

Year 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CPI 63.500 66.215 72.708 80.862 90.562 95.615 99.200 105.177 110.908 114.792 119.931 125.954 135.308 142.938 150.823 156.269 158.885 165.808 170.185 174.762 180.192 183.108 187.338 187.631 190.715 196.162 202.569 205.192 206.423 211.577 217.879 232.443 244.084 245.378 245.932 257.435 262.598 265.134 268.451 268.315 267.394 269.443 271.841 276.675

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Buying power of $20 since 2011

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Cookies, over time, for $20 beginning in 2011. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2011 $20.00 0.23%
2012 $20.94 4.68%
2013 $21.36 2.01%
2014 $21.56 0.97%
2015 $21.83 1.25%
2016 $21.82 -0.05%
2017 $21.75 -0.34%
2018 $21.91 0.77%
2019 $22.11 0.89%
2020 $22.50 1.78%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for cookies, 2011-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2011 * 2011 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Cookies was 245.932 in the year 2011 and 276.675 in 2020:

276.675 / 245.932 * $20 = $22.50

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2011 has the same "purchasing power" as $22.50 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Cookies).


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

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