Housing priced at $150,000 in 2021 $55,365.86 in 1984

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Prices for Housing, 2021-1984 ($150,000)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for housing were 63.09% lower in 1984 versus 2021 (a $94,634.14 difference in value).

Between 2021 and 1984: Housing experienced an average inflation rate of -2.66% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, housing costing $150,000 in the year 2021 would cost $55,365.86 in 1984 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of -2.56% during this same period, inflation for housing was lower.

In the year 2021: Pricing changed by 3.29%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for housing during the 2021-1984 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2021 (4.70%), inflation for housing was lower.

Price Inflation for Housing since 1967

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (15.70%), 1979 (12.17%), and 1981 (11.48%).

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Buying power of $150,000.00 since 2021

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Housing, over time, for $150,000 beginning in 2021. 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 Housing:


Adjust housing prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1984 / CPI in 2021 * 2021 USD value = 1984 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Housing was 280.720 in the year 2021 and 103.615 in 1984:

103.615 / 280.720 * $150,000 = $55,365.86

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $150,000 in 2021 has the same "purchasing power" as $55,365.86 in 1984 (in the CPI category of Housing).

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

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