Fish priced at $20 in 2018 $20.80 in 2020

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Prices for Fish, 2018-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fish and seafood were 4.01% higher in 2020 versus 2018 (a $0.80 difference in value).

Between 2018 and 2020: Fish experienced an average inflation rate of 1.98% per year. In other words, fish costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $20.80 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.42% during this same period, inflation for fish was higher.

Price Inflation for Fish and seafood since 2018

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2020 (2.36%), and 2019 (1.61%).

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

Year 2018 2019 2020
CPI 293.767 298.493 305.540

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Buying power of $20 since 2018

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Fish, over time, for $20 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2018 $20.00 -
2019 $20.32 1.61%
2020 $20.80 2.36%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for fish, 2018-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2018 * 2018 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Fish and seafood was 293.767 in the year 2018 and 305.540 in 2020:

305.540 / 293.767 * $20 = $20.80

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" as $20.80 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Fish and seafood).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Fish and seafood in 2018. In addition to fish, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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