According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for floor coverings were 6.23% lower in 2021 versus 2007 (a $1.25 difference in value).

**Between 2007 and 2021:** Floor coverings experienced an average inflation rate of -0.46% per year.
In other words, floor coverings costing $20 in the year 2007 would cost $18.75 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase.
Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.67% during this same period, inflation for floor coverings was
lower.

**In the year 2007:** Pricing changed by 1.23%, which is
above the average yearly
change for floor coverings during the 2007-2021 time period.
Compared to inflation for all items in 2007 (2.85%), inflation for floor coverings was
lower.

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 | 110.759 |

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Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Floor coverings, over time, for $20 beginning in 2007. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year | USD Value | Inflation Rate |
---|---|---|

2007 | $20.00 | 1.23% |

2008 | $20.00 | 0.00% |

2009 | $20.11 | 0.57% |

2010 | $19.39 | -3.61% |

2011 | $19.40 | 0.07% |

2012 | $19.10 | -1.57% |

2013 | $18.33 | -4.03% |

2014 | $18.33 | 0.02% |

2015 | $18.39 | 0.28% |

2016 | $18.63 | 1.34% |

2017 | $18.47 | -0.85% |

2018 | $18.99 | 2.77% |

2019 | $19.26 | 1.42% |

2020 | $18.97 | -1.50% |

2021 | $18.75 | -1.12%* |

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 2007 * 2007 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Floor coverings was 118.117 in the year 2007 and 110.759 in 2021:

110.759 / 118.117 * $20 =

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2007 has the same "purchasing power" as $18.75 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Floor coverings).