Floor coverings priced at $20 in 2012 $23.86 in 2024

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Prices for Floor Coverings, 2012-2024 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for floor coverings are 19.31% higher in 2024 versus 2012 (a $3.86 difference in value).

Between 2012 and 2024: Floor coverings experienced an average inflation rate of 1.48% per year. In other words, floor coverings costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $23.86 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.57% during this same period, inflation for floor coverings was lower.

In the year 2012: Pricing changed by -1.57%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for floor coverings during the 2012-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for floor coverings was much lower.

Price Inflation for Floor coverings since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2022 (11.09%), 2023 (4.97%), and 2006 (4.43%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2012

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Floor coverings, over time, for $20 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2012$20.00-1.57%
2013$19.19-4.03%
2014$19.200.02%
2015$19.250.28%
2016$19.511.34%
2017$19.35-0.85%
2018$19.882.77%
2019$20.161.42%
2020$19.86-1.50%
2021$20.372.57%
2022$22.6311.09%
2023$23.764.97%
2024$23.860.44%*

* 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 Floor coverings:

Year1997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI100.000101.538101.631104.238107.423108.731107.469107.477111.738116.685118.117118.119118.794114.508114.589112.789108.248108.273108.581110.032109.101112.124113.718112.016114.891127.634133.980134.573

Adjust floor coverings prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 2012 * 2012 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Floor coverings was 112.789 in the year 2012 and 134.573 in 2024:

134.573 / 112.789 * $20 = $23.86

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2012 has the same "purchasing power" as $23.86 in 2024 (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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