Fish priced at $20 in 1969 $246.03 in 2024

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Prices for Fish, 1969-2024 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fish and seafood are 1,130.14% higher in 2024 versus 1969 (a $226.03 difference in value).

Between 1969 and 2024: Fish experienced an average inflation rate of 4.67% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, fish costing $20 in the year 1969 would cost $246.03 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.97% during this same period, inflation for fish was higher.

In the year 1969: Pricing changed by 5.43%, which is above the average yearly change for fish during the 1969-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1969 (5.46%), inflation for fish was lower.

Price Inflation for Fish and seafood since 1935

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1942 (31%), 1943 (26.60%), and 1948 (15.36%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1969

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Fish, over time, for $20 beginning in 1969. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1969$20.005.43%
1970$22.0210.10%
1971$24.2910.31%
1972$26.478.97%
1973$30.3914.82%
1974$35.0215.24%
1975$37.928.28%
1976$42.4111.84%
1977$46.9510.70%
1978$51.389.44%
1979$56.409.76%
1980$61.639.27%
1981$66.758.32%
1982$69.153.60%
1983$69.931.14%
1984$72.173.20%
1985$75.744.94%
1986$82.689.17%
1987$91.4910.65%
1988$96.755.75%
1989$101.124.51%
1990$103.332.19%
1991$104.441.08%
1992$106.822.28%
1993$110.293.25%
1994$115.274.51%
1995$120.854.84%
1996$121.890.86%
1997$124.732.33%
1998$127.972.59%
1999$130.491.97%
2000$134.052.73%
2001$134.560.38%
2002$132.43-1.58%
2003$133.801.03%
2004$136.852.28%
2005$140.902.96%
2006$147.544.71%
2007$154.294.57%
2008$163.475.95%
2009$169.413.63%
2010$171.291.11%
2011$183.457.10%
2012$187.782.36%
2013$192.432.48%
2014$203.535.76%
2015$201.63-0.93%
2016$200.16-0.72%
2017$202.591.21%
2018$206.882.12%
2019$210.211.61%
2020$217.063.26%
2021$228.775.39%
2022$249.709.15%
2023$250.480.31%
2024$246.03-1.78%*

* 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 Fish and seafood:

Year193519361937193819391940194119421943194419451946194719481949195019511952195319541955195619571958195919601961196219631964196519661967196819691970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI6.1696.2006.3236.3626.3316.9547.81510.23812.96213.01513.62314.83117.03119.64619.73819.36922.12321.53820.74620.84620.40020.38520.67722.09222.50022.50022.99223.97723.93123.36924.06225.62326.49226.93828.40031.26934.49237.58543.15449.73153.84660.22366.66972.96280.08587.50894.78598.19299.308102.485107.546117.408129.915137.385143.585146.723148.308151.685156.615163.685171.608173.085177.123181.715185.300190.354191.077188.054189.992194.331200.085209.508219.087232.122240.556243.229260.493266.652273.256289.007286.308284.233287.676293.767298.493308.232324.857354.576355.683349.361

Adjust fish prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 1969 * 1969 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Fish and seafood was 28.400 in the year 1969 and 349.361 in 2024:

349.361 / 28.400 * $20 = $246.03

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1969 has the same "purchasing power" as $246.03 in 2024 (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 1935. 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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