Fresh fish and seafood priced at $20 in 2019 $24.21 in 2023

Fresh Fish And Seafood Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Fresh Fish And Seafood, 2019-2023 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fresh fish and seafood are 21.03% higher in 2023 versus 2019 (a $4.21 difference in value).

Between 2019 and 2023: Fresh fish and seafood experienced an average inflation rate of 4.89% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, fresh fish and seafood costing $20 in the year 2019 would cost $24.21 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 4.45% during this same period, inflation for fresh fish and seafood was higher.

In the year 2019: Pricing changed by 1.62%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for fresh fish and seafood during the 2019-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2019 (1.81%), inflation for fresh fish and seafood was lower.

Price Inflation for Fresh fish and seafood since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2022 (9.23%), 2011 (8.49%), and 2014 (7.36%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2019

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

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2019$20.001.62%
2020$20.783.89%
2021$22.247.05%
2022$24.309.23%
2023$24.21-0.37%*

* 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 Fresh fish and seafood:

Year199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020202120222023
CPI100.000102.854105.554110.869111.331107.423108.792112.485116.254124.054131.343139.028140.486144.538156.815157.981163.165175.168173.640175.296177.572182.813185.778193.007206.614225.682224.842

Adjust fresh fish and seafood prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2023 / CPI in 2019 * 2019 USD value = 2023 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Fresh fish and seafood was 185.778 in the year 2019 and 224.842 in 2023:

224.842 / 185.778 * $20 = $24.21

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2019 has the same "purchasing power" as $24.21 in 2023 (in the CPI category of Fresh fish and seafood).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Fresh fish and seafood in 1997. In addition to fresh fish and seafood, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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