Delivery services priced at $20 in 2011 $25.38 in 2020

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Prices for Delivery Services, 2011-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for delivery services were 26.89% higher in 2020 versus 2011 (a $5.38 difference in value).

Between 2011 and 2020: Delivery services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.68% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, delivery services costing $20 in the year 2011 would cost $25.38 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.57% during this same period, inflation for delivery services was higher.

In the year 2011: Pricing changed by 11.71%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for delivery services during the 2011-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2011 (3.16%), inflation for delivery services was much higher.

Price Inflation for Delivery services since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2008 (14.70%), 2010 (14.17%), and 2011 (11.71%).

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

Year 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 100.000 103.615 108.738 114.531 122.977 127.862 134.869 150.069 160.231 172.869 183.936 210.976 197.832 225.869 252.310 265.675 274.818 283.165 283.094 277.299 290.356 309.476 318.328 320.157

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Buying power of $20 since 2011

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Delivery services, 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 11.71%
2012 $21.06 5.30%
2013 $21.78 3.44%
2014 $22.45 3.04%
2015 $22.44 -0.03%
2016 $21.98 -2.05%
2017 $23.02 4.71%
2018 $24.53 6.58%
2019 $25.23 2.86%
2020 $25.38 0.57%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for delivery services, 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 Delivery services was 252.310 in the year 2011 and 320.157 in 2020:

320.157 / 252.310 * $20 = $25.38

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2011 has the same "purchasing power" as $25.38 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Delivery services).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Delivery services in 1997. In addition to delivery services, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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