Frozen fruits and vegetables priced at $20 in 1997 $29.90 in 2020

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Prices for Frozen Fruits And Vegetables, 1997-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for frozen fruits and vegetables were 49.51% higher in 2020 versus 1997 (a $9.90 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2020: Frozen fruits and vegetables experienced an average inflation rate of 1.76% per year. In other words, frozen fruits and vegetables costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $29.90 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.09% during this same period, inflation for frozen fruits and vegetables was lower.

Price Inflation for Frozen fruits and vegetables since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2008 (5.89%), 2001 (5%), and 2012 (4.26%).

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

Year 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 100.000 102.608 104.954 107.515 112.892 116.523 117.600 119.862 121.115 124.785 128.753 136.335 141.370 138.378 143.812 149.939 148.576 146.787 147.839 148.549 148.651 145.574 143.954 149.509

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Buying power of $20 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Frozen fruits and vegetables, over time, for $20 beginning in 1997. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1997 $20.00 -
1998 $20.52 2.61%
1999 $20.99 2.29%
2000 $21.50 2.44%
2001 $22.58 5.00%
2002 $23.30 3.22%
2003 $23.52 0.92%
2004 $23.97 1.92%
2005 $24.22 1.05%
2006 $24.96 3.03%
2007 $25.75 3.18%
2008 $27.27 5.89%
2009 $28.27 3.69%
2010 $27.68 -2.12%
2011 $28.76 3.93%
2012 $29.99 4.26%
2013 $29.72 -0.91%
2014 $29.36 -1.20%
2015 $29.57 0.72%
2016 $29.71 0.48%
2017 $29.73 0.07%
2018 $29.11 -2.07%
2019 $28.79 -1.11%
2020 $29.90 3.86%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for frozen fruits and vegetables, 1997-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1997 * 1997 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Frozen fruits and vegetables was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 149.509 in 2020:

149.509 / 100.000 * $20 = $29.90

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $29.90 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Frozen fruits and vegetables).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Frozen fruits and vegetables in 1997. In addition to frozen 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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