##
Prices for Floor Coverings, 2019-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for floor coverings were
1.86% lower
in 2021 versus 2019 (a $0.37 difference in value).

**Between 2019 and 2021:** Floor coverings experienced an average inflation rate of -0.93% per year.
In other words, floor coverings costing $20 in the year 2019 would cost $19.63 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase.
Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.84% during this same period, inflation for floor coverings was
lower.

**In the year 2019:** Pricing changed by 1.42%, which is
above the average yearly
change for floor coverings during the 2019-2021 time period.
Compared to inflation for all items in 2019 (1.81%), inflation for floor coverings was
lower.

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Price Inflation for Floor coverings since 1997

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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%)*.

## Buying power of $20 since 2019

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

## How to calculate the inflation rate for floor coverings, 2019-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 2019 * 2019 USD value = 2021 USD value
Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for

Floor coverings was 113.718 in the year 2019 and 111.603 in 2021:

111.603 / 113.718 * $20 = **$19.63**
Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2019 has the same "purchasing power" as $19.63 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.