Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home priced at $12.40 in 2016 $13.49 in 2024

Distilled Spirits, Excluding Whiskey, At Home Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Distilled Spirits, Excluding Whiskey, At Home, 2016-2024 ($12.40)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home are 8.83% higher in 2024 versus 2016 (a $1.09 difference in value).

The current national average price is $12.40 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 2016 and 2024: Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home experienced an average inflation rate of 1.06% per year. In other words, distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home costing $12.40 in the year 2016 would cost $13.49 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.18% during this same period, inflation for distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home was lower.

In the year 2016: Pricing changed by 0.34%, which is below the average yearly change for distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home during the 2016-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), inflation for distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home was lower.

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$12.40 (latest available value)$12.40
2023$14.24$14.15
2022$14.24$14.39
2021$14.24$14.54
2020$14.24$15.06
2019$14.88$15.94
2018$14.88$16.13
2017$14.88$16.20
2016$13.53$14.72
2015$13.53$14.77
2014$15.37$16.83
2013$15.37$16.78
2012$15.37$16.91
2011$14.64$16.08
2010$10.02$11.03
2009$10.02$11.02
2008$10.02$11.20
2007$10.02$11.42
2006$10.02$11.45
2005$10.02$11.52
2004$10.02$11.59
2003$10.02$11.73
2002$10.02$11.77
2001$10.02$11.95
2000$9.79$12.18
1999$9.41$12.24
1998$9.00$11.99
1997$9.47$12.79
1996$9.10$12.58
1995$9.11$12.74

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Buying power of $12.40 since 2016

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home, over time, for $12.40 beginning in 2016. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2016$12.400.34%
2017$12.39-0.06%
2018$12.450.47%
2019$12.591.16%
2020$12.761.34%
2021$13.213.52%
2022$13.351.07%
2023$13.581.66%
2024$13.49-0.60%*

* 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
CPI82.50084.21586.89290.62395.61598.392100.331101.262105.831114.915115.754117.631121.562126.915141.338143.854144.715145.069145.485147.069150.592152.631156.269163.323170.408173.038173.608175.677176.800177.954178.321181.922184.875184.690185.130184.765186.103185.571186.170186.806186.690187.567189.738192.273199.044201.173204.513203.295

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

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 2016 * 2016 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home was 186.806 in the year 2016 and 203.295 in 2024:

203.295 / 186.806 * $12.40 = $13.49

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $12.40 in 2016 has the same "purchasing power" as $13.49 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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