Housekeeping supplies priced at $20 in 1972 $101.87 in 2021

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Prices for Housekeeping Supplies, 1972-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for housekeeping supplies were 409.33% higher in 2021 versus 1972 (a $81.87 difference in value).

Between 1972 and 2021: Housekeeping supplies experienced an average inflation rate of 3.38% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, housekeeping supplies costing $20 in the year 1972 would cost $101.87 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.83% during this same period, inflation for housekeeping supplies was lower.

In the year 1972: Pricing changed by 1.64%, which is below the average yearly change for housekeeping supplies during the 1972-2021 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 (16.86%), and 1980 (10.71%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Housekeeping supplies:

Year 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
CPI 33.867 34.358 35.075 36.608 38.175 38.800 39.933 46.667 56.892 61.075 65.358 69.842 75.183 83.233 91.300 97.092 100.267 102.658 106.142 108.175 111.483 114.700 120.842 125.192 128.900 129.608 130.725 132.292 137.108 141.092 143.083 145.733 148.142 153.425 158.375 159.817 157.483 157.367 159.933 166.558 169.358 176.544 183.138 183.297 185.445 189.807 189.139 187.566 186.781 186.285 184.863 186.448 189.914 196.084 197.620

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Buying power of $20 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:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1972 $20.00 1.64%
1973 $20.58 2.92%
1974 $24.05 16.86%
1975 $29.33 21.91%
1976 $31.48 7.35%
1977 $33.69 7.01%
1978 $36.00 6.86%
1979 $38.75 7.65%
1980 $42.90 10.71%
1981 $47.06 9.69%
1982 $50.05 6.34%
1983 $51.68 3.27%
1984 $52.92 2.39%
1985 $54.71 3.39%
1986 $55.76 1.92%
1987 $57.47 3.06%
1988 $59.12 2.89%
1989 $62.29 5.35%
1990 $64.53 3.60%
1991 $66.44 2.96%
1992 $66.81 0.55%
1993 $67.38 0.86%
1994 $68.19 1.20%
1995 $70.67 3.64%
1996 $72.73 2.91%
1997 $73.75 1.41%
1998 $75.12 1.85%
1999 $76.36 1.65%
2000 $79.09 3.57%
2001 $81.64 3.23%
2002 $82.38 0.91%
2003 $81.18 -1.46%
2004 $81.12 -0.07%
2005 $82.44 1.63%
2006 $85.85 4.14%
2007 $87.30 1.68%
2008 $91.00 4.24%
2009 $94.40 3.73%
2010 $94.48 0.09%
2011 $95.59 1.17%
2012 $97.84 2.35%
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 $96.11 0.86%
2019 $97.89 1.86%
2020 $101.07 3.25%
2021 $101.87 0.78%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for housekeeping supplies, 1972-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 1972 * 1972 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Housekeeping supplies was 38.800 in the year 1972 and 197.620 in 2021:

197.620 / 38.800 * $20 = $101.87

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1972 has the same "purchasing power" as $101.87 in 2021 (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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