Fresh fruits and vegetables priced at $20 in 1999 $29.38 in 2020

Fresh Fruits And Vegetables Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Fresh Fruits And Vegetables, 1999-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fresh fruits and vegetables were 46.89% higher in 2020 versus 1999 (a $9.38 difference in value).

Between 1999 and 2020: Fresh fruits and vegetables experienced an average inflation rate of 1.85% per year. In other words, fresh fruits and vegetables costing $20 in the year 1999 would cost $29.38 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.10% during this same period, inflation for fresh fruits and vegetables was lower.

In the year 1999: Pricing changed by 2.58%, which is above the average yearly change for fresh fruits and vegetables during the 1999-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1999 (2.19%), inflation for fresh fruits and vegetables was higher.

Price Inflation for Fresh fruits and vegetables since 1947

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1973 (17.47%), 1952 (16.19%), and 1977 (13.42%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Fresh fruits and vegetables:

Year 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 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
CPI 19.542 20.558 21.192 19.967 21.667 25.175 23.683 23.292 23.683 25.025 25.258 27.042 25.842 27.408 26.933 27.683 29.333 31.075 31.650 32.300 32.383 35.442 35.992 37.625 39.167 41.542 48.800 52.633 53.808 55.183 62.592 70.683 76.117 81.892 91.700 96.650 96.425 106.958 109.692 112.725 126.808 136.200 147.892 160.942 173.867 170.967 178.300 186.733 205.933 211.608 215.400 231.275 237.250 238.792 247.867 258.342 265.292 274.583 285.300 300.542 312.180 328.422 312.657 314.820 328.825 322.157 332.725 339.186 337.613 341.650 342.421 346.106 349.562 348.494

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Buying power of $20 since 1999

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Fresh fruits and vegetables, over time, for $20 beginning in 1999. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1999 $20.00 2.58%
2000 $20.13 0.65%
2001 $20.89 3.80%
2002 $21.78 4.23%
2003 $22.36 2.69%
2004 $23.15 3.50%
2005 $24.05 3.90%
2006 $25.34 5.34%
2007 $26.32 3.87%
2008 $27.69 5.20%
2009 $26.36 -4.80%
2010 $26.54 0.69%
2011 $27.72 4.45%
2012 $27.16 -2.03%
2013 $28.05 3.28%
2014 $28.59 1.94%
2015 $28.46 -0.46%
2016 $28.80 1.20%
2017 $28.87 0.23%
2018 $29.18 1.08%
2019 $29.47 1.00%
2020 $29.38 -0.31%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for fresh fruits and vegetables, 1999-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1999 * 1999 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Fresh fruits and vegetables was 237.250 in the year 1999 and 348.494 in 2020:

348.494 / 237.250 * $20 = $29.38

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1999 has the same "purchasing power" as $29.38 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Fresh fruits and vegetables).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Fresh fruits and vegetables in 1947. In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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