Frozen fish and seafood priced at $20 in 1977 $92.02 in 2020

Frozen Fish And Seafood Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Frozen Fish And Seafood, 1977-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for frozen fish and seafood were 360.10% higher in 2020 versus 1977 (a $72.02 difference in value).

Between 1977 and 2020: Frozen fish and seafood experienced an average inflation rate of 3.61% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, frozen fish and seafood costing $20 in the year 1977 would cost $92.02 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.42% during this same period, inflation for frozen fish and seafood was higher.

Price Inflation for Frozen fish and seafood since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1986 (13.10%), 1987 (12.49%), and 1979 (11.30%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Frozen fish and seafood:

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
CPI 67.500 71.100 79.131 84.100 90.638 95.808 99.031 105.146 112.900 127.685 143.631 149.215 155.208 161.415 163.800 168.669 174.538 183.600 194.062 195.992 200.723 202.533 212.800 216.238 219.269 221.685 228.154 229.092 230.715 235.531 241.375 254.251 265.929 266.686 286.800 294.642 298.514 321.167 314.423 300.114 304.732 303.838 308.280 310.570

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Buying power of $20 since 1977

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Frozen fish and seafood, over time, for $20 beginning in 1977. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1977 $20.00 -
1978 $21.07 5.33%
1979 $23.45 11.30%
1980 $24.92 6.28%
1981 $26.86 7.77%
1982 $28.39 5.70%
1983 $29.34 3.36%
1984 $31.15 6.18%
1985 $33.45 7.37%
1986 $37.83 13.10%
1987 $42.56 12.49%
1988 $44.21 3.89%
1989 $45.99 4.02%
1990 $47.83 4.00%
1991 $48.53 1.48%
1992 $49.98 2.97%
1993 $51.72 3.48%
1994 $54.40 5.19%
1995 $57.50 5.70%
1996 $58.07 0.99%
1997 $59.47 2.41%
1998 $60.01 0.90%
1999 $63.05 5.07%
2000 $64.07 1.62%
2001 $64.97 1.40%
2002 $65.68 1.10%
2003 $67.60 2.92%
2004 $67.88 0.41%
2005 $68.36 0.71%
2006 $69.79 2.09%
2007 $71.52 2.48%
2008 $75.33 5.33%
2009 $78.79 4.59%
2010 $79.02 0.28%
2011 $84.98 7.54%
2012 $87.30 2.73%
2013 $88.45 1.31%
2014 $95.16 7.59%
2015 $93.16 -2.10%
2016 $88.92 -4.55%
2017 $90.29 1.54%
2018 $90.03 -0.29%
2019 $91.34 1.46%
2020 $92.02 0.74%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for frozen fish and seafood, 1977-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1977 * 1977 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Frozen fish and seafood was 67.500 in the year 1977 and 310.570 in 2020:

310.570 / 67.500 * $20 = $92.02

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1977 has the same "purchasing power" as $92.02 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Frozen fish and seafood).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Frozen fish and seafood in 1977. In addition to frozen 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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