Education and communication priced at $1,300 in 1993 $2,133.22 in 2020

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Prices for Education And Communication, 1993-2020 ($1,300)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for education and communication were 64.09% higher in 2020 versus 1993 (a $833.22 difference in value).

Between 1993 and 2020: Education and communication experienced an average inflation rate of 1.85% per year. In other words, education and communication costing $1,300 in the year 1993 would cost $2,133.22 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.18% during this same period, inflation for education and communication was lower.

Price Inflation for Education and communication since 1993

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1995 (3.87%), 1994 (3.82%), and 1996 (3.40%).

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

Year 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
CPI 85.500 88.767 92.200 95.333 98.433 100.300 101.200 102.500 105.233 107.900 109.800 111.600 113.700 116.767 119.577 123.631 127.393 129.919 131.466 133.844 135.886 137.518 138.209 139.133 136.507 136.786 137.790 140.300

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Buying power of $1300 since 1993

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Education and communication, over time, for $1300 beginning in 1993. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1993 $1,300.00 -
1994 $1,349.67 3.82%
1995 $1,401.87 3.87%
1996 $1,449.51 3.40%
1997 $1,496.65 3.25%
1998 $1,525.03 1.90%
1999 $1,538.71 0.90%
2000 $1,558.48 1.28%
2001 $1,600.04 2.67%
2002 $1,640.58 2.53%
2003 $1,669.47 1.76%
2004 $1,696.84 1.64%
2005 $1,728.77 1.88%
2006 $1,775.40 2.70%
2007 $1,818.13 2.41%
2008 $1,879.77 3.39%
2009 $1,936.97 3.04%
2010 $1,975.38 1.98%
2011 $1,998.90 1.19%
2012 $2,035.05 1.81%
2013 $2,066.11 1.53%
2014 $2,090.92 1.20%
2015 $2,101.42 0.50%
2016 $2,115.48 0.67%
2017 $2,075.55 -1.89%
2018 $2,079.79 0.20%
2019 $2,095.05 0.73%
2020 $2,133.22 1.82%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for education and communication, 1993-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1993 * 1993 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Education and communication was 85.500 in the year 1993 and 140.300 in 2020:

140.300 / 85.500 * $1,300 = $2,133.22

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $1,300 in 1993 has the same "purchasing power" as $2,133.22 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Education and communication).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Education and communication in 1993. In addition to education and communication, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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