Fish priced at $20 in 2002 $37 in 2024

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Prices for Fish, 2002-2024 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fish and seafood are 84.99% higher in 2024 versus 2002 (a $17 difference in value).

Between 2002 and 2024: Fish experienced an average inflation rate of 2.84% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, fish costing $20 in the year 2002 would cost $37 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.52% during this same period, inflation for fish was higher.

In the year 2002: Pricing changed by -1.58%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for fish during the 2002-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2002 (1.59%), inflation for fish was much 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 2002

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Fish, over time, for $20 beginning in 2002. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2002$20.00-1.58%
2003$20.211.03%
2004$20.672.28%
2005$21.282.96%
2006$22.284.71%
2007$23.304.57%
2008$24.695.95%
2009$25.583.63%
2010$25.871.11%
2011$27.707.10%
2012$28.362.36%
2013$29.062.48%
2014$30.745.76%
2015$30.45-0.93%
2016$30.23-0.72%
2017$30.601.21%
2018$31.242.12%
2019$31.751.61%
2020$32.783.26%
2021$34.555.39%
2022$37.719.15%
2023$37.830.31%
2024$37.00-2.19%*

* 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
CPI6.1696.2006.3236.3626.3316.9547.81510.23812.96213.01513.62314.83117.03119.64619.73819.36922.12321.53820.74620.84620.40020.38520.67722.09222.50022.50022.99223.97723.93123.36924.06225.62326.49226.93828.40031.26934.49237.58543.15449.73153.84660.22366.66972.96280.08587.50894.78598.19299.308102.485107.546117.408129.915137.385143.585146.723148.308151.685156.615163.685171.608173.085177.123181.715185.300190.354191.077188.054189.992194.331200.085209.508219.087232.122240.556243.229260.493266.652273.256289.007286.308284.233287.676293.767298.493308.232324.857354.576355.683347.886

Adjust fish prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 2002 * 2002 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Fish and seafood was 188.054 in the year 2002 and 347.886 in 2024:

347.886 / 188.054 * $20 = $37

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2002 has the same "purchasing power" as $37 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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