Dishes and flatware priced at $20 in 2018 $19.32 in 2019

Dishes And Flatware Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Dishes And Flatware, 2018-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for dishes and flatware were 3.38% lower in 2019 versus 2018 (a $0.68 difference in value).

Between 2018 and 2019: Dishes and flatware experienced an average inflation rate of -3.38% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, dishes and flatware costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $19.32 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.70% during this same period, inflation for dishes and flatware was significantly lower.

Price Inflation for Dishes and flatware since 2018

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: and 2019 (-3.38%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Dishes and flatware:

Year 2018 2019
CPI 48.611 46.969

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Buying power of $20 since 2018

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Dishes and flatware, over time, for $20 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2018 $20.00 -
2019 $19.32 -3.38%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for dishes and flatware, 2018-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2018 * 2018 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Dishes and flatware was 48.611 in the year 2018 and 46.969 in 2019:

46.969 / 48.611 * $20 = $19.32

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" as $19.32 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Dishes and flatware).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Dishes and flatware in 2018. In addition to dishes and flatware, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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