Flour and prepared flour mixes priced at $20 in 1984 $46.92 in 2021

Flour And Prepared Flour Mixes Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Flour And Prepared Flour Mixes, 1984-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for flour and prepared flour mixes were 134.62% higher in 2021 versus 1984 (a $26.92 difference in value).

Between 1984 and 2021: Flour and prepared flour mixes experienced an average inflation rate of 2.33% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, flour and prepared flour mixes costing $20 in the year 1984 would cost $46.92 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.54% during this same period, inflation for flour and prepared flour mixes was lower.

In the year 1984: Pricing changed by 2.64%, which is above the average yearly change for flour and prepared flour mixes during the 1984-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1984 (4.30%), inflation for flour and prepared flour mixes was lower.

Price Inflation for Flour and prepared flour mixes since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2008 (17.88%), 1979 (10.20%), and 1980 (9.70%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Flour and prepared flour mixes:

Year 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 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 70.300 75.846 83.585 91.692 97.308 98.785 99.315 101.938 105.369 106.638 107.546 110.654 120.177 125.154 125.654 132.569 132.438 134.785 140.800 151.600 156.269 159.062 160.931 160.162 164.269 170.954 178.423 177.823 179.577 182.177 191.583 225.830 231.790 223.801 240.064 252.895 252.721 249.798 246.003 240.906 236.439 237.527 235.478 238.326 239.170

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Buying power of $20 since 1984

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Flour and prepared flour mixes, over time, for $20 beginning in 1984. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1984 $20.00 2.64%
1985 $20.67 3.37%
1986 $20.92 1.20%
1987 $21.10 0.85%
1988 $21.71 2.89%
1989 $23.58 8.61%
1990 $24.55 4.14%
1991 $24.65 0.40%
1992 $26.01 5.50%
1993 $25.98 -0.10%
1994 $26.44 1.77%
1995 $27.62 4.46%
1996 $29.74 7.67%
1997 $30.66 3.08%
1998 $31.21 1.79%
1999 $31.57 1.18%
2000 $31.42 -0.48%
2001 $32.23 2.56%
2002 $33.54 4.07%
2003 $35.01 4.37%
2004 $34.89 -0.34%
2005 $35.23 0.99%
2006 $35.74 1.45%
2007 $37.59 5.16%
2008 $44.31 17.88%
2009 $45.48 2.64%
2010 $43.91 -3.45%
2011 $47.10 7.27%
2012 $49.62 5.34%
2013 $49.58 -0.07%
2014 $49.01 -1.16%
2015 $48.26 -1.52%
2016 $47.26 -2.07%
2017 $46.39 -1.85%
2018 $46.60 0.46%
2019 $46.20 -0.86%
2020 $46.76 1.21%
2021 $46.92 0.35%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for flour and prepared flour mixes, 1984-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 1984 * 1984 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Flour and prepared flour mixes was 101.938 in the year 1984 and 239.170 in 2021:

239.170 / 101.938 * $20 = $46.92

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1984 has the same "purchasing power" as $46.92 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Flour and prepared flour mixes).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Flour and prepared flour mixes in 1977. In addition to flour and prepared flour mixes, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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