Dishes and flatware priced at $20 in 2004 $11.67 in 2023

Dishes And Flatware Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Dishes And Flatware, 2004-2023 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for dishes and flatware are 41.67% lower in 2023 versus 2004 (a $8.33 difference in value).

Between 2004 and 2023: Dishes and flatware experienced an average inflation rate of -2.80% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, dishes and flatware costing $20 in the year 2004 would cost $11.67 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.54% during this same period, inflation for dishes and flatware was significantly lower.

In the year 2004: Pricing changed by -0.58%, which is above the average yearly change for dishes and flatware during the 2004-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2004 (2.68%), 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 2022 (7.06%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2004

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Dishes and flatware, over time, for $20 beginning in 2004. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2004$20.00-0.58%
2005$19.66-1.72%
2006$18.32-6.80%
2007$17.31-5.52%
2008$17.22-0.48%
2009$17.04-1.07%
2010$16.22-4.84%
2011$15.32-5.50%
2012$14.05-8.31%
2013$13.76-2.08%
2014$13.20-4.09%
2015$13.08-0.87%
2016$12.65-3.32%
2017$12.41-1.91%
2018$11.42-7.93%
2019$11.29-1.19%
2020$11.17-1.00%
2021$10.90-2.49%
2022$11.667.06%
2023$11.670.02%*

* 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 Dishes and flatware:

Year199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020202120222023
CPI100.000102.131100.00897.08593.21588.90085.60885.11583.65477.96273.65573.30172.51669.00865.21359.79458.55256.15955.67253.82652.79848.61148.03447.55546.37049.64249.652

Adjust dishes and flatware prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2023 / CPI in 2004 * 2004 USD value = 2023 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Dishes and flatware was 85.115 in the year 2004 and 49.652 in 2023:

49.652 / 85.115 * $20 = $11.67

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2004 has the same "purchasing power" as $11.67 in 2023 (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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