Dishes and flatware priced at $20 in 2008 $13.04 in 2024

Dishes And Flatware Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Dishes And Flatware, 2008-2024 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for dishes and flatware are 34.79% lower in 2024 versus 2008 (a $6.96 difference in value).

Between 2008 and 2024: Dishes and flatware experienced an average inflation rate of -2.64% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, dishes and flatware costing $20 in the year 2008 would cost $13.04 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.33% during this same period, inflation for dishes and flatware was significantly lower.

In the year 2008: Pricing changed by -0.48%, which is above the average yearly change for dishes and flatware during the 2008-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), 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 2008

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Dishes and flatware, over time, for $20 beginning in 2008. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2008$20.00-0.48%
2009$19.79-1.07%
2010$18.83-4.84%
2011$17.79-5.50%
2012$16.31-8.31%
2013$15.98-2.08%
2014$15.32-4.09%
2015$15.19-0.87%
2016$14.69-3.32%
2017$14.41-1.91%
2018$13.26-7.93%
2019$13.11-1.19%
2020$12.98-1.00%
2021$12.65-2.49%
2022$13.547.06%
2023$13.44-0.78%
2024$13.04-2.96%*

* 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:

Year1997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI100.000102.131100.00897.08593.21588.90085.60885.11583.65477.96273.65573.30172.51669.00865.21359.79458.55256.15955.67253.82652.79848.61148.03447.55546.37049.64249.25547.799

Adjust dishes and flatware prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 2008 * 2008 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Dishes and flatware was 73.301 in the year 2008 and 47.799 in 2024:

47.799 / 73.301 * $20 = $13.04

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2008 has the same "purchasing power" as $13.04 in 2024 (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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