Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home priced at $14.48 in 2018 $15.43 in 2022

Distilled Spirits, Excluding Whiskey, At Home Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Distilled Spirits, Excluding Whiskey, At Home, 2018-2022 ($14.48)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home are 6.53% higher in 2022 versus 2018 (a $0.95 difference in value).

The current national average price is $14.48 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 2018 and 2022: Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home experienced an average inflation rate of 1.59% per year. In other words, distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home costing $14.48 in the year 2018 would cost $15.43 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.37% during this same period, inflation for distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home was lower.

In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 0.47%, which is below the average yearly change for distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home during the 2018-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), 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):

Year Average price (Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home) Inflation adjusted price (2022 dollars)
2020 $14.24 $14.24
2019 $14.88 $15.08
2018 $14.88 $15.25
2017 $14.88 $15.33
2016 $13.53 $13.92
2015 $13.53 $13.97
2014 $15.37 $15.92
2013 $15.37 $15.87
2012 $15.37 $15.99
2011 $14.64 $15.21
2010 $10.02 $10.43
2009 $10.02 $10.42
2008 $10.02 $10.59
2007 $10.02 $10.80
2006 $10.02 $10.83
2005 $10.02 $10.90
2004 $10.02 $10.97
2003 $10.02 $11.10
2002 $10.02 $11.13
2001 $10.02 $11.30
2000 $9.79 $11.52
1999 $9.41 $11.58
1998 $9.00 $11.34
1997 $9.47 $12.09
1996 $9.10 $11.89
1995 $9.11 $12.05

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Buying power of $14.48 since 2018

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home, over time, for $14.48 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2018 $14.48 0.47%
2019 $14.65 1.16%
2020 $14.84 1.34%
2021 $15.37 3.52%
2022 $15.43 0.39%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home:

Year 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
CPI 82.500 84.215 86.892 90.623 95.615 98.392 100.331 101.262 105.831 114.915 115.754 117.631 121.562 126.915 141.338 143.854 144.715 145.069 145.485 147.069 150.592 152.631 156.269 163.323 170.408 173.038 173.608 175.677 176.800 177.954 178.321 181.922 184.875 184.690 185.130 184.765 186.103 185.571 186.170 186.806 186.690 187.567 189.738 192.273 199.044 199.821

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

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2018 * 2018 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home was 187.567 in the year 2018 and 199.821 in 2022:

199.821 / 187.567 * $14.48 = $15.43

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $14.48 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" as $15.43 in 2022 (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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