Fish priced at $20 in 2019 $20.47 in 2020

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Prices for Fish, 2019-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fish and seafood were 2.36% higher in 2020 versus 2019 (a $0.47 difference in value).

Between 2019 and 2020: Fish experienced an average inflation rate of 2.36% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, fish costing $20 in the year 2019 would cost $20.47 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 0.93% during this same period, inflation for fish was higher.

In the year 2019: Pricing changed by 1.61%, which is below the average yearly change for fish during the 2019-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2019 (1.81%), inflation for fish was lower.

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 2019

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Fish, over time, for $20 beginning in 2019. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2019 $20.00 1.61%
2020 $20.47 2.36%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for fish, 2019-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2019 * 2019 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Fish and seafood was 298.493 in the year 2019 and 305.540 in 2020:

305.540 / 298.493 * $20 = $20.47

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2019 has the same "purchasing power" as $20.47 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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