Dishes and flatware priced at $20 in 1999 $9.82 in 2022

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Prices for Dishes And Flatware, 1999-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for dishes and flatware are 50.92% lower in 2022 versus 1999 (a $10.18 difference in value).

Between 1999 and 2022: Dishes and flatware experienced an average inflation rate of -3.05% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, dishes and flatware costing $20 in the year 1999 would cost $9.82 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.41% during this same period, inflation for dishes and flatware was significantly lower.

In the year 1999: Pricing changed by -2.08%, which is above the average yearly change for dishes and flatware during the 1999-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1999 (2.19%), inflation for dishes and flatware was much lower.

Price Inflation for Dishes and flatware since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2012 (-8.31%), 2018 (-7.93%), and 2006 (-6.80%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1999

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Dishes and flatware, over time, for $20 beginning in 1999. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1999$20.00-2.08%
2000$19.42-2.92%
2001$18.64-3.99%
2002$17.78-4.63%
2003$17.12-3.70%
2004$17.02-0.58%
2005$16.73-1.72%
2006$15.59-6.80%
2007$14.73-5.52%
2008$14.66-0.48%
2009$14.50-1.07%
2010$13.80-4.84%
2011$13.04-5.50%
2012$11.96-8.31%
2013$11.71-2.08%
2014$11.23-4.09%
2015$11.13-0.87%
2016$10.76-3.32%
2017$10.56-1.91%
2018$9.72-7.93%
2019$9.61-1.19%
2020$9.51-1.00%
2021$9.27-2.49%
2022$9.825.85%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

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

Year19971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.000102.131100.00897.08593.21588.90085.60885.11583.65477.96273.65573.30172.51669.00865.21359.79458.55256.15955.67253.82652.79848.61148.03447.55546.37049.083

Adjust dishes and flatware prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1999 * 1999 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Dishes and flatware was 100.008 in the year 1999 and 49.083 in 2022:

49.083 / 100.008 * $20 = $9.82

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1999 has the same "purchasing power" as $9.82 in 2022 (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 1997. 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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