Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home priced at $12.50 in 1986 $22.29 in 2024

Distilled Spirits, Excluding Whiskey, At Home Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Distilled Spirits, Excluding Whiskey, At Home, 1986-2024 ($12.50)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home are 78.28% higher in 2024 versus 1986 (a $9.79 difference in value).

The current national average price is $12.50 for "Vodka, all types, all sizes, any origin, per 1 liter (33.8 oz)". This data is collected by a national survey and can vary from region to region.

Between 1986 and 2024: Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home experienced an average inflation rate of 1.53% per year. In other words, distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home costing $12.50 in the year 1986 would cost $22.29 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.79% during this same period, inflation for distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home was lower.

In the year 1986: Pricing changed by 8.58%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home during the 1986-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1986 (1.90%), inflation for distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home was much higher.

Price Inflation for Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1991 (11.36%), 1986 (8.58%), and 1981 (5.51%).

Price history

The average price for Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home is calculated from a weighted average of retailer data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Inflation rate is also calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The table below shows average prices and their corresponding "real" prices adjusted for inflation rate. To understand how price levels differ from inflation rates, see this article published by the BLS.

Average prices for Vodka, all types, all sizes, any origin, per 1 liter (33.8 oz):

YearAverage price (Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home)Inflation adjusted price (2024 dollars)
2024$12.50 (latest available value)$12.50
2023$14.24$14.26
2022$14.24$14.50
2021$14.24$14.66
2020$14.24$15.17
2019$14.88$16.07
2018$14.88$16.25
2017$14.88$16.33
2016$13.53$14.83
2015$13.53$14.88
2014$15.37$16.96
2013$15.37$16.92
2012$15.37$17.04
2011$14.64$16.20
2010$10.02$11.11
2009$10.02$11.10
2008$10.02$11.28
2007$10.02$11.51
2006$10.02$11.53
2005$10.02$11.61
2004$10.02$11.68
2003$10.02$11.82
2002$10.02$11.86
2001$10.02$12.05
2000$9.79$12.27
1999$9.41$12.33
1998$9.00$12.08
1997$9.47$12.89
1996$9.10$12.67
1995$9.11$12.83

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Buying power of $12.50 since 1986

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home, over time, for $12.50 beginning in 1986. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1986$12.508.58%
1987$12.590.73%
1988$12.801.62%
1989$13.223.34%
1990$13.814.40%
1991$15.3711.36%
1992$15.651.78%
1993$15.740.60%
1994$15.780.24%
1995$15.830.29%
1996$16.001.09%
1997$16.382.40%
1998$16.601.35%
1999$17.002.38%
2000$17.774.51%
2001$18.544.34%
2002$18.821.54%
2003$18.880.33%
2004$19.111.19%
2005$19.230.64%
2006$19.360.65%
2007$19.400.21%
2008$19.792.02%
2009$20.111.62%
2010$20.09-0.10%
2011$20.140.24%
2012$20.10-0.20%
2013$20.240.72%
2014$20.19-0.29%
2015$20.250.32%
2016$20.320.34%
2017$20.31-0.06%
2018$20.400.47%
2019$20.641.16%
2020$20.911.34%
2021$21.653.52%
2022$21.881.07%
2023$22.251.66%
2024$22.290.18%*

* 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 Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home:

Year197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI82.50084.21586.89290.62395.61598.392100.331101.262105.831114.915115.754117.631121.562126.915141.338143.854144.715145.069145.485147.069150.592152.631156.269163.323170.408173.038173.608175.677176.800177.954178.321181.922184.875184.690185.130184.765186.103185.571186.170186.806186.690187.567189.738192.273199.044201.173204.513204.873

Adjust distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 1986 * 1986 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home was 114.915 in the year 1986 and 204.873 in 2024:

204.873 / 114.915 * $12.50 = $22.29

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $12.50 in 1986 has the same "purchasing power" as $22.29 in 2024 (in the CPI category of Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home in 1977. In addition to distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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