Frozen vegetables priced at $20 in 1996 $30.75 in 2022

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Prices for Frozen Vegetables, 1996-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for frozen vegetables are 53.73% higher in 2022 versus 1996 (a $10.75 difference in value).

Between 1996 and 2022: Frozen vegetables experienced an average inflation rate of 1.67% per year. In other words, frozen vegetables costing $20 in the year 1996 would cost $30.75 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.37% during this same period, inflation for frozen vegetables was lower.

In the year 1996: Pricing changed by 2.12%, which is above the average yearly change for frozen vegetables during the 1996-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1996 (2.93%), inflation for frozen vegetables was lower.

Price Inflation for Frozen vegetables since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1981 (12.66%), 1982 (10.31%), and 1989 (8.42%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1996

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Frozen vegetables, over time, for $20 beginning in 1996. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1996$20.002.12%
1997$20.603.02%
1998$21.042.12%
1999$21.401.69%
2000$21.952.56%
2001$23.165.54%
2002$23.802.77%
2003$24.010.85%
2004$24.461.89%
2005$24.741.14%
2006$24.930.77%
2007$25.150.90%
2008$26.535.47%
2009$27.423.37%
2010$27.02-1.47%
2011$27.752.69%
2012$28.853.97%
2013$28.46-1.36%
2014$28.08-1.34%
2015$28.170.35%
2016$28.220.16%
2017$28.300.30%
2018$27.64-2.35%
2019$27.690.17%
2020$28.733.75%
2021$28.890.56%
2022$30.756.43%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

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

Year1977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI66.30068.64672.00877.60087.42396.438100.323103.223106.869107.692110.485112.954122.469127.377129.562130.915133.531138.854140.738143.715148.062151.208153.762157.700166.438171.054172.500175.762177.762179.138180.755190.638197.057194.151199.377207.290204.477201.747202.455202.787203.388198.614198.959206.422207.581220.927

Adjust frozen vegetables prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1996 * 1996 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Frozen vegetables was 143.715 in the year 1996 and 220.927 in 2022:

220.927 / 143.715 * $20 = $30.75

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1996 has the same "purchasing power" as $30.75 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Frozen vegetables).


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