According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for floor coverings were 5.71% lower in 2020 versus 2009 (a $1.14 difference in value).

**Between 2009 and 2020:** Floor coverings experienced an average inflation rate of -0.53% per year.
In other words, floor coverings costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $18.86 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase.
Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.72% during this same period, inflation for floor coverings was
lower.

**In the year 2009:** Pricing changed by 0.57%, which is
above the average yearly
change for floor coverings during the 2009-2020 time period.
Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), inflation for floor coverings was
higher.

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 |

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 |

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Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Floor coverings, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

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

2009 | $20.00 | 0.57% |

2010 | $19.28 | -3.61% |

2011 | $19.29 | 0.07% |

2012 | $18.99 | -1.57% |

2013 | $18.22 | -4.03% |

2014 | $18.23 | 0.02% |

2015 | $18.28 | 0.28% |

2016 | $18.52 | 1.34% |

2017 | $18.37 | -0.85% |

2018 | $18.88 | 2.77% |

2019 | $19.15 | 1.42% |

2020 | $18.86 | -1.50%* |

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2009 * 2009 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Floor coverings was 118.794 in the year 2009 and 112.016 in 2020:

112.016 / 118.794 * $20 =

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2009 has the same "purchasing power" as $18.86 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Floor coverings).