Day care and preschool priced at $20 in 2006 $33.26 in 2023

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Prices for Day Care And Preschool, 2006-2023 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for day care and preschool are 66.30% higher in 2023 versus 2006 (a $13.26 difference in value).

Between 2006 and 2023: Day care and preschool experienced an average inflation rate of 3.04% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, day care and preschool costing $20 in the year 2006 would cost $33.26 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.37% during this same period, inflation for day care and preschool was higher.

In the year 2006: Pricing changed by 5.45%, which is above the average yearly change for day care and preschool during the 2006-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2006 (3.23%), inflation for day care and preschool was higher.

Price Inflation for Day care and preschool since 1990

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2000 (5.48%), 2006 (5.45%), and 1994 (5.27%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2006

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Day care and preschool, over time, for $20 beginning in 2006. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2006$20.005.45%
2007$20.864.31%
2008$21.814.54%
2009$22.603.65%
2010$23.343.27%
2011$23.992.76%
2012$24.582.46%
2013$25.192.47%
2014$25.722.11%
2015$26.743.97%
2016$27.492.80%
2017$28.192.57%
2018$28.651.61%
2019$29.442.79%
2020$30.282.84%
2021$30.851.88%
2022$32.073.95%
2023$33.263.71%*

* 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 Day care and preschool:

Year1990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020202120222023
CPI100.000103.192108.315113.577119.562124.531129.400134.338140.885148.138156.254164.123172.515180.323187.123195.354206.000214.877224.635232.828240.432247.064253.141259.406264.874275.381283.099290.379295.048303.268311.888317.746330.305342.569

Adjust day care and preschool prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2023 / CPI in 2006 * 2006 USD value = 2023 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Day care and preschool was 206.000 in the year 2006 and 342.569 in 2023:

342.569 / 206.000 * $20 = $33.26

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2006 has the same "purchasing power" as $33.26 in 2023 (in the CPI category of Day care and preschool).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Day care and preschool in 1990. In addition to day care and preschool, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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