Eggs priced at $2.86 in 2001 $6.39 in 2024

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Prices for Eggs, 2001-2024 ($2.86)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for eggs are 123.46% higher in 2024 versus 2001 (a $3.53 difference in value).

The current national average price is $2.86 for "Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.". This data is collected by a national survey and can vary from region to region.

Between 2001 and 2024: Eggs experienced an average inflation rate of 3.56% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, eggs costing $2.86 in the year 2001 would cost $6.39 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.48% during this same period, inflation for eggs was higher.

In the year 2001: Pricing changed by 3.48%, which is below the average yearly change for eggs during the 2001-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2001 (2.83%), inflation for eggs was higher.

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%), 2022 (32.24%), and 2007 (29.19%).

Price history

The average price for Eggs is calculated from a weighted average of retailer data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Inflation rate is also calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The table below shows average prices and their corresponding "real" prices adjusted for inflation rate. To understand how price levels differ from inflation rates, see this article published by the BLS.

Average prices for Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.:

YearAverage price (Eggs)Inflation adjusted price (2024 dollars)
2024$2.86 (latest available value)$2.86
2023$2.80$2.86
2022$2.86$2.97
2021$1.67$2.30
2020$1.51$2.16
2019$1.40$2.09
2018$1.74$2.34
2017$1.47$2.19
2016$1.68$2.27
2015$2.47$2.63
2014$2.02$2.53
2013$1.91$2.60
2012$1.84$2.58
2011$1.77$2.56
2010$1.66$2.62
2009$1.66$2.67
2008$1.99$2.72
2007$1.68$2.62
2006$1.31$2.63
2005$1.22$2.58
2004$1.34$2.45
2003$1.24$2.41
2002$1.03$2.28
2001$0.93$2.08
2000$0.91$2.11
1999$0.96$2.28
1998$1.04$2.34
1997$1.06$2.31
1996$1.11$2.37
1995$0.92$2.34
1994$0.86$2.30
1993$0.91$2.37
1992$0.86$2.42
1991$0.99$2.49
1990$1.01$2.49
1989$1.00$2.57
1988$0.79$2.57
1987$0.78$2.61
1986$0.87$2.73
1985$0.80$2.69
1984$1.00$2.81
1983$0.89$2.79
1982$0.87$2.83
1981$0.90$2.86
1980$0.84$2.90

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Buying power of $2.86 since 2001

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Eggs, over time, for $2.86 beginning in 2001. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2001$2.863.48%
2002$2.901.29%
2003$3.3013.80%
2004$3.506.20%
2005$3.02-13.70%
2006$3.174.88%
2007$4.0929.19%
2008$4.6714.04%
2009$3.98-14.68%
2010$4.041.48%
2011$4.419.16%
2012$4.553.16%
2013$4.703.26%
2014$5.098.37%
2015$6.0017.80%
2016$4.74-21.05%
2017$4.29-9.53%
2018$4.7510.83%
2019$4.27-10.03%
2020$4.464.25%
2021$4.664.49%
2022$6.1632.24%
2023$6.241.37%
2024$6.392.41%*

* 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 Eggs:

Year193519361937193819391940194119421943194419451946194719481949195019511952195319541955195619571958195919601961196219631964196519661967196819691970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI37.07736.76236.01535.66932.39233.37739.93148.54657.62354.75458.49260.06271.45474.26971.60061.76975.19268.70872.73860.86262.83162.48559.56262.68554.85459.11559.12355.82356.67756.12354.76962.40052.22356.28566.17765.51556.56256.23183.60083.93882.36989.95487.09282.36990.17788.60095.89293.26997.638109.08590.96297.25491.51593.554118.469124.138121.192108.292117.092114.254120.469142.123139.962135.431128.115131.854136.438138.200157.277167.023144.138151.169195.291222.708190.024192.833210.492217.141224.219242.990286.232225.979204.454226.595203.867212.542222.074293.676297.712304.888

Adjust eggs prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 2001 * 2001 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Eggs was 136.438 in the year 2001 and 304.888 in 2024:

304.888 / 136.438 * $2.86 = $6.39

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $2.86 in 2001 has the same "purchasing power" as $6.39 in 2024 (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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