Dried beans, peas, and lentils priced at $20 in 1997 $38.65 in 2021

Dried Beans, Peas, And Lentils Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Dried Beans, Peas, And Lentils, 1997-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for dried beans, peas, and lentils were 93.24% higher in 2021 versus 1997 (a $18.65 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2021: Dried beans, peas, and lentils experienced an average inflation rate of 2.78% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, dried beans, peas, and lentils costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $38.65 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.10% during this same period, inflation for dried beans, peas, and lentils was higher.

Price Inflation for Dried beans, peas, and lentils since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2008 (20.01%), 2009 (11.39%), and 2012 (11.27%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Dried beans, peas, and lentils:

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 2021
CPI 100.000 100.338 101.008 99.315 99.877 109.438 109.154 110.392 117.562 119.738 132.481 158.993 177.103 173.303 178.267 198.365 193.582 199.304 205.900 202.567 194.996 189.439 180.943 189.757 193.245

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Buying power of $20 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Dried beans, peas, and lentils, over time, for $20 beginning in 1997. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1997 $20.00 -
1998 $20.07 0.34%
1999 $20.20 0.67%
2000 $19.86 -1.68%
2001 $19.98 0.57%
2002 $21.89 9.57%
2003 $21.83 -0.26%
2004 $22.08 1.13%
2005 $23.51 6.49%
2006 $23.95 1.85%
2007 $26.50 10.64%
2008 $31.80 20.01%
2009 $35.42 11.39%
2010 $34.66 -2.15%
2011 $35.65 2.86%
2012 $39.67 11.27%
2013 $38.72 -2.41%
2014 $39.86 2.96%
2015 $41.18 3.31%
2016 $40.51 -1.62%
2017 $39.00 -3.74%
2018 $37.89 -2.85%
2019 $36.19 -4.48%
2020 $37.95 4.87%
2021 $38.65 1.84%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for dried beans, peas, and lentils, 1997-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 1997 * 1997 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Dried beans, peas, and lentils was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 193.245 in 2021:

193.245 / 100.000 * $20 = $38.65

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $38.65 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Dried beans, peas, and lentils).


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

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