Dishes and flatware priced at $20 in 2010 $13.78 in 2020

Dishes And Flatware Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Dishes And Flatware, 2010-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for dishes and flatware were 31.09% lower in 2020 versus 2010 (a $6.22 difference in value).

Between 2010 and 2020: Dishes and flatware experienced an average inflation rate of -3.65% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, dishes and flatware costing $20 in the year 2010 would cost $13.78 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.73% during this same period, inflation for dishes and flatware was significantly lower.

In the year 2010: Pricing changed by -4.84%, which is below the average yearly change for dishes and flatware during the 2010-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2010 (1.64%), 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%).

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

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CPI 100.000 102.131 100.008 97.085 93.215 88.900 85.608 85.115 83.654 77.962 73.655 73.301 72.516 69.008 65.213 59.794 58.552 56.159 55.672 53.826 52.798 48.611 48.034 47.555

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Buying power of $20 since 2010

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Dishes and flatware, over time, for $20 beginning in 2010. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2010 $20.00 -4.84%
2011 $18.90 -5.50%
2012 $17.33 -8.31%
2013 $16.97 -2.08%
2014 $16.28 -4.09%
2015 $16.13 -0.87%
2016 $15.60 -3.32%
2017 $15.30 -1.91%
2018 $14.09 -7.93%
2019 $13.92 -1.19%
2020 $13.78 -1.00%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for dishes and flatware, 2010-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2010 * 2010 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Dishes and flatware was 69.008 in the year 2010 and 47.555 in 2020:

47.555 / 69.008 * $20 = $13.78

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2010 has the same "purchasing power" as $13.78 in 2020 (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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