Educational supplies priced at $100 in 1984 $636.15 in 2024

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Prices for Educational Supplies, 1984-2024 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for educational books and supplies are 536.15% higher in 2024 versus 1984 (a $536.15 difference in value).

Between 1984 and 2024: Educational supplies experienced an average inflation rate of 4.73% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, educational supplies costing $100 in the year 1984 would cost $636.15 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.78% during this same period, inflation for educational supplies was higher.

In the year 1984: Pricing changed by 8.39%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for educational supplies during the 1984-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1984 (4.30%), inflation for educational supplies was much higher.

Price Inflation for Educational books and supplies since 1967

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1982 (13.30%), 1981 (12.43%), and 1983 (10.31%).

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Buying power of $100.00 since 1984

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Educational supplies, over time, for $100 beginning in 1984. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1984$100.008.39%
1985$108.708.70%
1986$117.828.39%
1987$127.027.81%
1988$136.197.22%
1989$145.326.71%
1990$157.538.40%
1991$165.805.25%
1992$175.045.58%
1993$181.703.80%
1994$189.004.02%
1995$197.174.32%
1996$208.695.84%
1997$219.255.06%
1998$230.605.18%
1999$240.684.37%
2000$257.396.95%
2001$272.135.72%
2002$292.037.32%
2003$308.455.62%
2004$322.814.66%
2005$336.254.16%
2006$357.646.36%
2007$386.638.11%
2008$414.017.08%
2009$443.337.08%
2010$464.944.87%
2011$486.994.74%
2012$517.356.23%
2013$546.925.72%
2014$565.993.49%
2015$596.085.32%
2016$624.234.72%
2017$634.051.57%
2018$640.160.96%
2019$630.29-1.54%
2020$623.25-1.12%
2021$631.861.38%
2022$655.273.70%
2023$644.89-1.58%
2024$636.15-1.36%*

* 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 Educational books and supplies:

Year1967196819691970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI33.68535.44637.40038.78541.43144.15445.56947.22350.27753.65456.90061.62365.69271.39280.26990.946100.323108.738118.200128.115138.123148.092158.023171.292180.285190.338197.577205.515214.400226.923238.408250.754261.708279.885295.908317.554335.400351.023365.638388.892420.418450.187482.072505.569529.545562.555594.710615.447648.165678.783689.453696.102685.365677.716687.075712.527701.241691.737

Adjust educational supplies prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 1984 * 1984 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Educational books and supplies was 108.738 in the year 1984 and 691.737 in 2024:

691.737 / 108.738 * $100 = $636.15

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 1984 has the same "purchasing power" as $636.15 in 2024 (in the CPI category of Educational books and supplies).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Educational books and supplies in 1967. In addition to educational supplies, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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