Dental services priced at $100 in 2012 $127.79 in 2022

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Prices for Dental Services, 2012-2022 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for dental services are 27.79% higher in 2022 versus 2012 (a $27.79 difference in value).

Between 2012 and 2022: Dental services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.48% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, dental services costing $100 in the year 2012 would cost $127.79 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.30% during this same period, inflation for dental services was higher.

In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 2.31%, which is below the average yearly change for dental services during the 2012-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for dental services was higher.

Price Inflation for Dental services since 1935

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (11.81%), 1975 (10.28%), and 1947 (9.59%).

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Buying power of $100.00 since 2012

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Dental services, over time, for $100 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2012$100.002.31%
2013$103.423.42%
2014$105.642.14%
2015$108.322.53%
2016$111.402.84%
2017$113.201.62%
2018$116.302.74%
2019$118.852.19%
2020$122.433.01%
2021$125.162.23%
2022$127.792.10%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

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

Year1935193619371938193919401941194219431944194519461947194819491950195119521953195419551956195719581959196019611962196319641965196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI13.40013.40013.70013.80013.80013.80013.80014.20014.80015.60016.30017.20018.85019.78020.54021.04021.84022.30023.06023.76024.00024.48025.06025.88026.48027.00027.12027.88028.68029.46730.37531.36032.96034.74037.06939.17741.70043.43144.77748.19253.14656.56260.80065.06970.54678.87786.43893.13899.392107.469114.246120.631128.769137.531146.054155.785167.423178.677188.100197.100206.838216.523226.608236.192247.238258.523268.992281.031292.538306.915324.000340.862358.415376.867388.127398.756408.034417.461431.757441.005452.182465.039472.571485.525496.160511.079522.500533.475

Adjust dental services prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2012 * 2012 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Dental services was 417.461 in the year 2012 and 533.475 in 2022:

533.475 / 417.461 * $100 = $127.79

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 2012 has the same "purchasing power" as $127.79 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Dental services).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Dental services in 1935. In addition to dental 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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