Housekeeping supplies priced at $20 in 1984 $37.63 in 2020

Housekeeping Supplies Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Housekeeping Supplies, 1984-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for housekeeping supplies were 88.14% higher in 2020 versus 1984 (a $17.63 difference in value).

Between 1984 and 2020: Housekeeping supplies experienced an average inflation rate of 1.77% per year. In other words, housekeeping supplies costing $20 in the year 1984 would cost $37.63 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.56% during this same period, inflation for housekeeping supplies was lower.

Price Inflation for Housekeeping supplies since 1984

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2018 (30.29%), 1989 (5.38%), and 1995 (3.65%).

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

Year 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
CPI 102.633 106.200 108.167 111.467 114.700 120.867 125.200 128.900 129.600 130.733 132.300 137.133 141.100 143.100 143.100 143.100 143.100 143.100 143.100 143.100 143.100 143.100 143.100 143.100 143.100 143.100 143.100 143.100 143.100 143.100 143.100 143.100 143.100 143.100 186.449 189.914 193.095

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Buying power of $20 since 1984

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Housekeeping supplies, over time, for $20 beginning in 1984. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1984 $20.00 -
1985 $20.70 3.48%
1986 $21.08 1.85%
1987 $21.72 3.05%
1988 $22.35 2.90%
1989 $23.55 5.38%
1990 $24.40 3.59%
1991 $25.12 2.96%
1992 $25.25 0.54%
1993 $25.48 0.87%
1994 $25.78 1.20%
1995 $26.72 3.65%
1996 $27.50 2.89%
1997 $27.89 1.42%
1998 $27.89 0.00%
1999 $27.89 0.00%
2000 $27.89 0.00%
2001 $27.89 0.00%
2002 $27.89 0.00%
2003 $27.89 0.00%
2004 $27.89 0.00%
2005 $27.89 0.00%
2006 $27.89 0.00%
2007 $27.89 0.00%
2008 $27.89 0.00%
2009 $27.89 0.00%
2010 $27.89 0.00%
2011 $27.89 0.00%
2012 $27.89 0.00%
2013 $27.89 0.00%
2014 $27.89 0.00%
2015 $27.89 0.00%
2016 $27.89 0.00%
2017 $27.89 0.00%
2018 $36.33 30.29%
2019 $37.01 1.86%
2020 $37.63 1.67%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for housekeeping supplies, 1984-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1984 * 1984 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Housekeeping supplies was 102.633 in the year 1984 and 193.095 in 2020:

193.095 / 102.633 * $20 = $37.63

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1984 has the same "purchasing power" as $37.63 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Housekeeping supplies).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Housekeeping supplies in 1984. 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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