Eggs priced at $20 in 1999 $33.62 in 2020

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Prices for Eggs, 1999-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for eggs were 68.10% higher in 2020 versus 1999 (a $13.62 difference in value).

Between 1999 and 2020: Eggs experienced an average inflation rate of 2.50% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, eggs costing $20 in the year 1999 would cost $33.62 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.11% during this same period, inflation for eggs was higher.

In the year 1999: Pricing changed by -5.40%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for eggs during the 1999-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1999 (2.19%), inflation for eggs was much lower.

Price Inflation for Eggs since 1935

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1973 (48.67%), 2007 (29.19%), and 1989 (26.63%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Eggs:

Year 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 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 37.077 36.762 36.015 35.669 32.392 33.377 39.931 48.546 57.623 54.754 58.492 60.062 71.454 74.269 71.600 61.769 75.192 68.708 72.738 60.862 62.831 62.485 59.562 62.685 54.854 59.115 59.123 55.823 56.677 56.123 54.769 62.400 52.223 56.285 66.177 65.515 56.562 56.231 83.600 83.938 82.369 89.954 87.092 82.369 90.177 88.600 95.892 93.269 97.638 109.085 90.962 97.254 91.515 93.554 118.469 124.138 121.192 108.292 117.092 114.254 120.469 142.123 139.962 135.431 128.115 131.854 136.438 138.200 157.277 167.023 144.138 151.169 195.291 222.708 190.024 192.833 210.492 217.141 224.219 242.990 286.232 225.979 204.454 226.595 203.867 215.364

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Buying power of $20 since 1999

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Eggs, over time, for $20 beginning in 1999. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1999 $20.00 -5.40%
2000 $20.58 2.92%
2001 $21.30 3.48%
2002 $21.57 1.29%
2003 $24.55 13.80%
2004 $26.07 6.20%
2005 $22.50 -13.70%
2006 $23.60 4.88%
2007 $30.49 29.19%
2008 $34.77 14.04%
2009 $29.66 -14.68%
2010 $30.10 1.48%
2011 $32.86 9.16%
2012 $33.90 3.16%
2013 $35.00 3.26%
2014 $37.93 8.37%
2015 $44.68 17.80%
2016 $35.28 -21.05%
2017 $31.92 -9.53%
2018 $35.37 10.83%
2019 $31.83 -10.03%
2020 $33.62 5.64%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for eggs, 1999-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1999 * 1999 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Eggs was 128.115 in the year 1999 and 215.364 in 2020:

215.364 / 128.115 * $20 = $33.62

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1999 has the same "purchasing power" as $33.62 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Eggs).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Eggs in 1935. In addition to eggs, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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