Housekeeping supplies priced at $20 in 1972 $110.82 in 2022

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Prices for Housekeeping Supplies, 1972-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for housekeeping supplies are 454.12% higher in 2022 versus 1972 (a $90.82 difference in value).

Between 1972 and 2022: Housekeeping supplies experienced an average inflation rate of 3.48% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, housekeeping supplies costing $20 in the year 1972 would cost $110.82 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.95% during this same period, inflation for housekeeping supplies was lower.

In the year 1972: Pricing changed by 1.61%, which is below the average yearly change for housekeeping supplies during the 1972-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1972 (3.27%), inflation for housekeeping supplies was lower.

Price Inflation for Housekeeping supplies since 1967

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1975 (21.91%), 1974 (16.88%), and 1980 (10.70%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1972

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Housekeeping supplies, over time, for $20 beginning in 1972. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1972$20.001.61%
1973$20.582.91%
1974$24.0616.88%
1975$29.3321.91%
1976$31.487.34%
1977$33.697.03%
1978$36.006.86%
1979$38.757.64%
1980$42.9010.70%
1981$47.069.69%
1982$50.046.34%
1983$51.693.28%
1984$52.912.38%
1985$54.723.41%
1986$55.761.91%
1987$57.473.06%
1988$59.122.88%
1989$62.305.37%
1990$64.533.58%
1991$66.452.97%
1992$66.810.54%
1993$67.380.85%
1994$68.191.21%
1995$70.673.64%
1996$72.732.91%
1997$73.751.41%
1998$75.121.85%
1999$76.361.65%
2000$79.083.57%
2001$81.643.23%
2002$82.380.91%
2003$81.18-1.46%
2004$81.12-0.07%
2005$82.441.63%
2006$85.864.15%
2007$87.301.68%
2008$91.004.24%
2009$94.403.73%
2010$94.480.09%
2011$95.591.17%
2012$97.842.35%
2013$97.49-0.35%
2014$96.68-0.83%
2015$96.28-0.42%
2016$96.02-0.27%
2017$95.29-0.76%
2018$96.110.86%
2019$97.891.86%
2020$101.073.25%
2021$102.691.60%
2022$110.827.92%*

* 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 Housekeeping supplies:

Year19671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI33.85434.37735.08536.60038.18538.80039.93146.66956.89261.06965.36269.84675.18583.23191.29297.085100.269102.654106.154108.177111.485114.700120.862125.192128.908129.608130.715132.292137.108141.092143.085145.731148.138153.423158.377159.815157.485157.369159.931166.562169.358176.544183.138183.297185.445189.807189.139187.566186.781186.285184.863186.449189.914196.084199.220214.999

Adjust housekeeping supplies prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1972 * 1972 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Housekeeping supplies was 38.800 in the year 1972 and 214.999 in 2022:

214.999 / 38.800 * $20 = $110.82

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1972 has the same "purchasing power" as $110.82 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Housekeeping supplies).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Housekeeping supplies in 1967. In addition to housekeeping supplies, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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