Housekeeping supplies priced at $20 in 2003 $29.66 in 2023

Housekeeping Supplies Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Housekeeping Supplies, 2003-2023 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for housekeeping supplies are 48.31% higher in 2023 versus 2003 (a $9.66 difference in value).

Between 2003 and 2023: Housekeeping supplies experienced an average inflation rate of 1.99% per year. In other words, housekeeping supplies costing $20 in the year 2003 would cost $29.66 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.55% during this same period, inflation for housekeeping supplies was lower.

In the year 2003: Pricing changed by -1.46%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for housekeeping supplies during the 2003-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2003 (2.27%), inflation for housekeeping supplies was much 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 2003

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Housekeeping supplies, over time, for $20 beginning in 2003. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2003$20.00-1.46%
2004$19.99-0.07%
2005$20.311.63%
2006$21.154.15%
2007$21.511.68%
2008$22.424.24%
2009$23.263.73%
2010$23.280.09%
2011$23.551.17%
2012$24.102.35%
2013$24.02-0.35%
2014$23.82-0.83%
2015$23.72-0.42%
2016$23.66-0.27%
2017$23.48-0.76%
2018$23.680.86%
2019$24.121.86%
2020$24.903.25%
2021$25.301.60%
2022$27.769.72%
2023$29.666.85%*

* 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:

Year196719681969197019711972197319741975197619771978197919801981198219831984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020202120222023
CPI33.85434.37735.08536.60038.18538.80039.93146.66956.89261.06965.36269.84675.18583.23191.29297.085100.269102.654106.154108.177111.485114.700120.862125.192128.908129.608130.715132.292137.108141.092143.085145.731148.138153.423158.377159.815157.485157.369159.931166.562169.358176.544183.138183.297185.445189.807189.139187.566186.781186.285184.863186.449189.914196.084199.220218.579233.561

Adjust housekeeping supplies prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2023 / CPI in 2003 * 2003 USD value = 2023 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Housekeeping supplies was 157.485 in the year 2003 and 233.561 in 2023:

233.561 / 157.485 * $20 = $29.66

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2003 has the same "purchasing power" as $29.66 in 2023 (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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