Dairy and related products priced at $20 in 1987 $50.51 in 2024

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Prices for Dairy And Related Products, 1987-2024 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for dairy and related products are 152.57% higher in 2024 versus 1987 (a $30.51 difference in value).

Between 1987 and 2024: Dairy and related products experienced an average inflation rate of 2.54% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, dairy and related products costing $20 in the year 1987 would cost $50.51 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.76% during this same period, inflation for dairy and related products was lower.

In the year 1987: Pricing changed by 2.48%, which is below the average yearly change for dairy and related products during the 1987-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1987 (3.66%), inflation for dairy and related products was lower.

Price Inflation for Dairy and related products since 1935

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1946 (23.23%), 1974 (18.70%), and 1947 (12.83%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1987

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Dairy and related products, 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$20.002.48%
1988$20.462.30%
1989$21.836.69%
1990$23.899.44%
1991$23.62-1.12%
1992$24.272.72%
1993$24.430.67%
1994$24.881.83%
1995$25.080.83%
1996$26.836.97%
1997$27.472.40%
1998$28.473.62%
1999$30.145.85%
2000$30.340.67%
2001$31.553.98%
2002$31.740.61%
2003$31.70-0.14%
2004$34.037.35%
2005$34.441.21%
2006$34.25-0.56%
2007$36.787.39%
2008$39.738.02%
2009$37.20-6.36%
2010$37.621.13%
2011$40.176.78%
2012$41.032.13%
2013$41.080.13%
2014$42.553.56%
2015$42.00-1.28%
2016$41.03-2.30%
2017$41.060.07%
2018$40.87-0.46%
2019$41.301.03%
2020$43.114.40%
2021$43.701.36%
2022$48.9412.00%
2023$50.893.99%
2024$50.51-0.75%*

* 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 Dairy and related products:

Year193519361937193819391940194119421943194419451946194719481949195019511952195319541955195619571958195919601961196219631964196519661967196819691970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI15.32315.98516.56915.66915.06215.94617.60019.70021.17721.00021.06225.95429.28532.20029.35429.03832.38533.76933.17732.11532.05432.90033.83834.36234.60835.35435.89235.68535.57735.86936.00838.31539.99241.32342.65444.72346.11546.85451.16260.73162.62367.70069.52374.20082.79290.94697.42398.78599.969101.262103.162103.354105.915108.354115.608126.523125.100128.508129.369131.738132.831142.092145.500150.769159.592160.669167.069168.092167.862180.200182.385181.362194.770210.396197.013199.245212.745217.270217.554225.310222.418217.306217.455216.462218.693228.322231.422259.184269.528267.506

Adjust dairy and related products 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 Dairy and related products was 105.915 in the year 1987 and 267.506 in 2024:

267.506 / 105.915 * $20 = $50.51

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1987 has the same "purchasing power" as $50.51 in 2024 (in the CPI category of Dairy and related products).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Dairy and related products in 1935. In addition to dairy and related 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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