Food from vending machines and mobile vendors priced at $20 in 2021 $25.70 in 2024

Food From Vending Machines And Mobile Vendors Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Food From Vending Machines And Mobile Vendors, 2021-2024 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for food from vending machines and mobile vendors are 28.48% higher in 2024 versus 2021 (a $5.70 difference in value).

Between 2021 and 2024: Food from vending machines and mobile vendors experienced an average inflation rate of 8.71% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, food from vending machines and mobile vendors costing $20 in the year 2021 would cost $25.70 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 4.72% during this same period, inflation for food from vending machines and mobile vendors was significantly higher.

In the year 2021: Pricing changed by 4.61%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for food from vending machines and mobile vendors during the 2021-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2021 (4.70%), inflation for food from vending machines and mobile vendors was lower.

Price Inflation for Food from vending machines and mobile vendors since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2023 (14.81%), 2022 (8.25%), and 2008 (4.88%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2021

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Food from vending machines and mobile vendors, over time, for $20 beginning in 2021. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2021$20.004.61%
2022$21.658.25%
2023$24.8614.81%
2024$25.703.38%*

* 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 Food from vending machines and mobile vendors:

Year1997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI100.000100.515101.331102.423104.208105.562107.715109.838112.569115.100118.325124.099129.729133.064135.770140.168143.309143.063146.252150.805154.760159.532166.485170.162178.001192.686221.216228.702

Adjust food from vending machines and mobile vendors prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 2021 * 2021 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Food from vending machines and mobile vendors was 178.001 in the year 2021 and 228.702 in 2024:

228.702 / 178.001 * $20 = $25.70

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2021 has the same "purchasing power" as $25.70 in 2024 (in the CPI category of Food from vending machines and mobile vendors).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Food from vending machines and mobile vendors in 1997. In addition to food from vending machines and mobile vendors, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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