Fresh fruits priced at $1 in 2008 $1.19 in 2024

Fresh Fruits Inflation Calculator


Prices for Fresh Fruits, 2008-2024 ($1)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fresh fruits are 18.54% higher in 2024 versus 2008 (a $0.19 difference in value).

The current national average price is $0.94 for "Peaches, any variety, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)". This data is collected by a national survey and can vary from region to region.

Between 2008 and 2024: Fresh fruits experienced an average inflation rate of 1.07% per year. In other words, fresh fruits costing $1 in the year 2008 would cost $1.19 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.35% during this same period, inflation for fresh fruits was lower.

In the year 2008: Pricing changed by 4.83%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for fresh fruits during the 2008-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), inflation for fresh fruits was higher.

Price Inflation for Fresh fruits since 1947

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1978 (19.45%), 1977 (15.04%), and 1991 (13.46%).

Price history

The average price for Fresh fruits is calculated from a weighted average of retailer data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Inflation rate is also calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The table below shows average prices and their corresponding "real" prices adjusted for inflation rate. To understand how price levels differ from inflation rates, see this article published by the BLS.

Average prices for Peaches, any variety, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm):

YearAverage price (Fresh fruits)Inflation adjusted price (2024 dollars)

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Buying power of $1.00 since 2008

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Fresh fruits, over time, for $1 beginning in 2008. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate

* 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 fruits:


Adjust fresh fruits prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 2008 * 2008 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Fresh fruits was 345.416 in the year 2008 and 409.470 in 2024:

409.470 / 345.416 * $1 = $1.19

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $1 in 2008 has the same "purchasing power" as $1.19 in 2024 (in the CPI category of Fresh fruits).

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

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