Education and communication commodities priced at $20 in 2013 $14.64 in 2022

Education And Communication Commodities Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Education And Communication Commodities, 2013-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for education and communication commodities are 26.79% lower in 2022 versus 2013 (a $5.36 difference in value).

Between 2013 and 2022: Education and communication commodities experienced an average inflation rate of -3.40% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, education and communication commodities costing $20 in the year 2013 would cost $14.64 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.44% during this same period, inflation for education and communication commodities was significantly lower.

In the year 2013: Pricing changed by -3.07%, which is above the average yearly change for education and communication commodities during the 2013-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2013 (1.46%), inflation for education and communication commodities was much lower.

Price Inflation for Education and communication commodities since 2009

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2019 (-4.86%), 2020 (-4.46%), and 2016 (-4.09%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2013

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Education and communication commodities, over time, for $20 beginning in 2013. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2013$20.00-3.07%
2014$19.34-3.28%
2015$18.56-4.05%
2016$17.80-4.09%
2017$17.29-2.85%
2018$16.81-2.83%
2019$15.99-4.86%
2020$15.28-4.46%
2021$15.16-0.75%
2022$14.64-3.42%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Education and communication commodities:

Year20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.00099.00295.56292.70789.86486.91683.40079.98877.70975.51371.83968.63868.12165.793

Adjust education and communication commodities prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2013 * 2013 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Education and communication commodities was 89.864 in the year 2013 and 65.793 in 2022:

65.793 / 89.864 * $20 = $14.64

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2013 has the same "purchasing power" as $14.64 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Education and communication commodities).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Education and communication commodities in 2009. In addition to education and communication commodities, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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