Household paper products priced at $20 in 2007 $33.26 in 2023

Household Paper Products Inflation Calculator


Prices for Household Paper Products, 2007-2023 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for household paper products are 66.32% higher in 2023 versus 2007 (a $13.26 difference in value).

Between 2007 and 2023: Household paper products experienced an average inflation rate of 3.23% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, household paper products costing $20 in the year 2007 would cost $33.26 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.34% during this same period, inflation for household paper products was higher.

In the year 2007: Pricing changed by 2.71%, which is below the average yearly change for household paper products during the 2007-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2007 (2.85%), inflation for household paper products was lower.

Price Inflation for Household paper products since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2022 (10.06%), 2008 (8.33%), and 2000 (7.93%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2007

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Household paper products, over time, for $20 beginning in 2007. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate

* 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 Household paper products:


Adjust household paper products prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2023 / CPI in 2007 * 2007 USD value = 2023 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Household paper products was 135.555 in the year 2007 and 225.462 in 2023:

225.462 / 135.555 * $20 = $33.26

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2007 has the same "purchasing power" as $33.26 in 2023 (in the CPI category of Household paper products).

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

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