Education and communication commodities priced at $20 in 2015 $13.61 in 2024

Education And Communication Commodities Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Education And Communication Commodities, 2015-2024 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for education and communication commodities are 31.93% lower in 2024 versus 2015 (a $6.39 difference in value).

Between 2015 and 2024: Education and communication commodities experienced an average inflation rate of -4.18% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, education and communication commodities costing $20 in the year 2015 would cost $13.61 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.04% during this same period, inflation for education and communication commodities was significantly lower.

In the year 2015: Pricing changed by -4.05%, which is above the average yearly change for education and communication commodities during the 2015-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), 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: 2023 (-8.25%), 2022 (-5.44%), and 2019 (-4.86%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2015

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Education and communication commodities, over time, for $20 beginning in 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2015$20.00-4.05%
2016$19.18-4.09%
2017$18.64-2.85%
2018$18.11-2.83%
2019$17.23-4.86%
2020$16.46-4.46%
2021$16.34-0.75%
2022$15.45-5.44%
2023$14.17-8.25%
2024$13.61-3.95%*

* 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 Education and communication commodities:

Year2009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI100.00099.00295.56292.70789.86486.91683.40079.98877.70975.51371.83968.63868.12164.41359.09856.766

Adjust education and communication commodities prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 2015 * 2015 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Education and communication commodities was 83.400 in the year 2015 and 56.766 in 2024:

56.766 / 83.400 * $20 = $13.61

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2015 has the same "purchasing power" as $13.61 in 2024 (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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