Floor coverings priced at $20 in 1997 $22.21 in 2021

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Prices for Floor Coverings, 1997-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for floor coverings were 11.07% higher in 2021 versus 1997 (a $2.21 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2021: Floor coverings experienced an average inflation rate of 0.44% per year. In other words, floor coverings costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $22.21 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.10% during this same period, inflation for floor coverings was lower.

Price Inflation for Floor coverings since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2006 (4.43%), 2013 (-4.03%), and 2005 (3.97%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Floor coverings:

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
CPI 100.000 101.538 101.631 104.238 107.423 108.731 107.469 107.477 111.738 116.685 118.117 118.119 118.794 114.508 114.589 112.789 108.248 108.273 108.581 110.032 109.101 112.124 113.718 112.016 111.073

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Buying power of $20 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Floor coverings, over time, for $20 beginning in 1997. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1997 $20.00 -
1998 $20.31 1.54%
1999 $20.33 0.09%
2000 $20.85 2.57%
2001 $21.48 3.06%
2002 $21.75 1.22%
2003 $21.49 -1.16%
2004 $21.50 0.01%
2005 $22.35 3.97%
2006 $23.34 4.43%
2007 $23.62 1.23%
2008 $23.62 0.00%
2009 $23.76 0.57%
2010 $22.90 -3.61%
2011 $22.92 0.07%
2012 $22.56 -1.57%
2013 $21.65 -4.03%
2014 $21.65 0.02%
2015 $21.72 0.28%
2016 $22.01 1.34%
2017 $21.82 -0.85%
2018 $22.42 2.77%
2019 $22.74 1.42%
2020 $22.40 -1.50%
2021 $22.21 -0.84%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for floor coverings, 1997-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 1997 * 1997 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Floor coverings was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 111.073 in 2021:

111.073 / 100.000 * $20 = $22.21

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $22.21 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Floor coverings).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Floor coverings in 1997. In addition to floor coverings, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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