Household operations priced at $20 in 2009 $26.54 in 2020

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Prices for Household Operations, 2009-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for household operations were 32.70% higher in 2020 versus 2009 (a $6.54 difference in value).

Between 2009 and 2020: Household operations experienced an average inflation rate of 2.61% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, household operations costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $26.54 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.69% during this same period, inflation for household operations was higher.

In the year 2009: Pricing changed by 1.85%, which is below the average yearly change for household operations during the 2009-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), inflation for household operations was higher.

Price Inflation for Household operations since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2000 (5.72%), 2018 (5.50%), and 2008 (4.92%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Household operations:

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 100.000 101.531 104.500 110.477 115.554 118.969 121.838 125.008 130.262 136.569 140.621 147.542 150.265 150.260 151.796 155.152 157.647 161.574 166.945 171.600 176.290 185.988 194.489 199.404

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Buying power of $20 since 2009

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Household operations, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2009 $20.00 1.85%
2010 $20.00 0.00%
2011 $20.20 1.02%
2012 $20.65 2.21%
2013 $20.98 1.61%
2014 $21.51 2.49%
2015 $22.22 3.32%
2016 $22.84 2.79%
2017 $23.46 2.73%
2018 $24.75 5.50%
2019 $25.89 4.57%
2020 $26.54 2.53%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for household operations, 2009-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2009 * 2009 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Household operations was 150.265 in the year 2009 and 199.404 in 2020:

199.404 / 150.265 * $20 = $26.54

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2009 has the same "purchasing power" as $26.54 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Household operations).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Household operations in 1997. In addition to household operations, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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