Domestic services priced at $20 in 2018 $24.20 in 2022

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Prices for Domestic Services, 2018-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for domestic services are 21% higher in 2022 versus 2018 (a $4.20 difference in value).

Between 2018 and 2022: Domestic services experienced an average inflation rate of 4.88% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, domestic services costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $24.20 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.52% during this same period, inflation for domestic services was higher.

In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 2.93%, which is below the average yearly change for domestic services during the 2018-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for domestic services was higher.

Price Inflation for Domestic services since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2021 (9.13%), 2022 (5.30%), and 2000 (4.58%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2018

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Domestic services, over time, for $20 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2018$20.002.93%
2019$20.472.34%
2020$21.062.89%
2021$22.989.13%
2022$24.205.30%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Domestic services:

Year19971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.000101.708104.877109.677113.877118.331121.315123.831128.277133.115138.059142.756144.081144.386145.390147.399150.075153.693155.615157.267161.038165.755169.632174.542190.475200.567

Adjust domestic services 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 Domestic services was 165.755 in the year 2018 and 200.567 in 2022:

200.567 / 165.755 * $20 = $24.20

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" as $24.20 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Domestic services).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Domestic services in 1997. In addition to domestic services, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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