Ham, excluding canned priced at $20 in 1977 $62.44 in 2022

Ham, Excluding Canned Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Ham, Excluding Canned, 1977-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for ham, excluding canned are 212.20% higher in 2022 versus 1977 (a $42.44 difference in value).

Between 1977 and 2022: Ham, excluding canned experienced an average inflation rate of 2.56% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, ham, excluding canned costing $20 in the year 1977 would cost $62.44 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.55% during this same period, inflation for ham, excluding canned was lower.

Price Inflation for Ham, excluding canned since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1990 (14.31%), 1982 (12.58%), and 1986 (10.37%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1977

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

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1977$20.00-
1978$20.070.37%
1979$20.210.68%
1980$19.52-3.43%
1981$20.595.49%
1982$23.1812.58%
1983$23.02-0.72%
1984$22.69-1.42%
1985$23.131.94%
1986$25.5310.37%
1987$27.708.53%
1988$28.081.36%
1989$28.310.82%
1990$32.3614.31%
1991$34.005.05%
1992$32.54-4.28%
1993$33.232.12%
1994$33.761.58%
1995$33.59-0.50%
1996$36.378.27%
1997$38.295.29%
1998$36.78-3.94%
1999$36.10-1.86%
2000$37.874.90%
2001$39.113.27%
2002$39.651.40%
2003$40.482.08%
2004$42.164.16%
2005$45.457.80%
2006$45.610.34%
2007$45.760.33%
2008$47.042.80%
2009$46.91-0.27%
2010$48.643.69%
2011$51.886.65%
2012$52.290.80%
2013$52.881.13%
2014$57.308.36%
2015$55.45-3.22%
2016$51.74-6.70%
2017$51.60-0.26%
2018$51.28-0.63%
2019$52.362.11%
2020$55.145.30%
2021$57.354.02%
2022$62.448.87%*

* 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 Ham, excluding canned:

Year1977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI87.10087.42388.01585.00089.669100.954100.23198.808100.723111.169120.654122.292123.292140.938148.062141.723144.723147.015146.285158.377166.762160.185157.208164.915170.315172.692176.292183.623197.938198.615199.275204.847204.304211.837225.920227.735230.303249.546241.498225.318224.731223.326228.035240.131249.777271.927

Adjust ham, excluding canned prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1977 * 1977 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Ham, excluding canned was 87.100 in the year 1977 and 271.927 in 2022:

271.927 / 87.100 * $20 = $62.44

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1977 has the same "purchasing power" as $62.44 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Ham, excluding canned).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Ham, excluding canned in 1977. In addition to ham, excluding canned, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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