Crackers, bread, and cracker products priced at $20 in 1981 $72.65 in 2021

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Prices for Crackers, Bread, And Cracker Products, 1981-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for crackers, bread, and cracker products were 263.27% higher in 2021 versus 1981 (a $52.65 difference in value).

Between 1981 and 2021: Crackers, bread, and cracker products experienced an average inflation rate of 3.28% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, crackers, bread, and cracker products costing $20 in the year 1981 would cost $72.65 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.72% during this same period, inflation for crackers, bread, and cracker products was higher.

In the year 1981: Pricing changed by 6.13%, which is above the average yearly change for crackers, bread, and cracker products during the 1981-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1981 (10.33%), inflation for crackers, bread, and cracker products was much lower.

Price Inflation for Crackers, bread, and cracker products since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1989 (9.73%), 1990 (9.46%), and 1980 (9.08%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Crackers, bread, and cracker products:

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 2021
CPI 67.300 70.346 76.008 82.908 87.992 93.923 99.562 106.523 115.669 119.577 123.508 129.369 141.954 155.385 166.038 174.869 177.308 180.500 185.485 202.315 210.808 214.731 218.592 225.023 231.600 236.062 243.385 249.277 246.508 250.669 255.261 273.883 286.529 285.986 293.966 302.981 300.821 305.865 307.837 306.144 303.959 300.440 306.902 314.863 319.650

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Buying power of $20 since 1981

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Crackers, bread, and cracker products, over time, for $20 beginning in 1981. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1981 $20.00 6.13%
1982 $21.35 6.74%
1983 $22.63 6.00%
1984 $24.21 6.99%
1985 $26.29 8.59%
1986 $27.18 3.38%
1987 $28.07 3.29%
1988 $29.40 4.75%
1989 $32.27 9.73%
1990 $35.32 9.46%
1991 $37.74 6.86%
1992 $39.75 5.32%
1993 $40.30 1.39%
1994 $41.03 1.80%
1995 $42.16 2.76%
1996 $45.98 9.07%
1997 $47.92 4.20%
1998 $48.81 1.86%
1999 $49.68 1.80%
2000 $51.15 2.94%
2001 $52.64 2.92%
2002 $53.66 1.93%
2003 $55.32 3.10%
2004 $56.66 2.42%
2005 $56.03 -1.11%
2006 $56.98 1.69%
2007 $58.02 1.83%
2008 $62.25 7.30%
2009 $65.13 4.62%
2010 $65.00 -0.19%
2011 $66.82 2.79%
2012 $68.87 3.07%
2013 $68.37 -0.71%
2014 $69.52 1.68%
2015 $69.97 0.64%
2016 $69.58 -0.55%
2017 $69.09 -0.71%
2018 $68.29 -1.16%
2019 $69.76 2.15%
2020 $71.57 2.59%
2021 $72.65 1.52%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for crackers, bread, and cracker products, 1981-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 1981 * 1981 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Crackers, bread, and cracker products was 87.992 in the year 1981 and 319.650 in 2021:

319.650 / 87.992 * $20 = $72.65

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1981 has the same "purchasing power" as $72.65 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Crackers, bread, and cracker products).


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

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