Delivery services priced at $20 in 2021 $24.15 in 2023

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Prices for Delivery Services, 2021-2023 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for delivery services are 20.77% higher in 2023 versus 2021 (a $4.15 difference in value).

Between 2021 and 2023: Delivery services experienced an average inflation rate of 9.89% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, delivery services costing $20 in the year 2021 would cost $24.15 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 5.97% during this same period, inflation for delivery services was significantly higher.

In the year 2021: Pricing changed by 6.37%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for delivery services during the 2021-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2021 (4.70%), inflation for delivery services was 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 2022 (13.15%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2021

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Delivery services, over time, for $20 beginning in 2021. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2021$20.006.37%
2022$22.6313.15%
2023$24.156.73%*

* 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 Delivery services:

Year199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020202120222023
CPI100.000103.615108.738114.531122.977127.862134.869150.069160.231172.869183.936210.976197.832225.869252.310265.675274.818283.165283.094277.299290.356309.476318.328320.157340.538385.319411.261

Adjust delivery services prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2023 / CPI in 2021 * 2021 USD value = 2023 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Delivery services was 340.538 in the year 2021 and 411.261 in 2023:

411.261 / 340.538 * $20 = $24.15

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2021 has the same "purchasing power" as $24.15 in 2023 (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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