Indoor plants priced at $20 in 2005 $23.25 in 2021

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Prices for Indoor Plants, 2005-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for indoor plants and flowers were 16.27% higher in 2021 versus 2005 (a $3.25 difference in value).

Between 2005 and 2021: Indoor plants experienced an average inflation rate of 0.95% per year. In other words, indoor plants costing $20 in the year 2005 would cost $23.25 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.96% during this same period, inflation for indoor plants was lower.

In the year 2005: Pricing changed by -0.26%, which is below the average yearly change for indoor plants during the 2005-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2005 (3.39%), inflation for indoor plants was much lower.

Price Inflation for Indoor plants and flowers since 1990

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1991 (6.44%), 2021 (5.90%), and 2000 (5.44%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Indoor plants and flowers:

Year 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 100.000 106.438 111.123 109.800 111.392 116.600 115.131 110.638 112.092 109.523 115.478 118.231 118.500 117.815 121.454 121.138 122.162 123.593 128.215 127.436 126.197 126.553 126.044 126.520 126.761 128.634 127.931 129.729 131.121 131.762 133.002 140.844

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Buying power of $20 since 2005

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Indoor plants, over time, for $20 beginning in 2005. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2005 $20.00 -0.26%
2006 $20.17 0.84%
2007 $20.41 1.17%
2008 $21.17 3.74%
2009 $21.04 -0.61%
2010 $20.84 -0.97%
2011 $20.89 0.28%
2012 $20.81 -0.40%
2013 $20.89 0.38%
2014 $20.93 0.19%
2015 $21.24 1.48%
2016 $21.12 -0.55%
2017 $21.42 1.41%
2018 $21.65 1.07%
2019 $21.75 0.49%
2020 $21.96 0.94%
2021 $23.25 5.90%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for indoor plants, 2005-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 2005 * 2005 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Indoor plants and flowers was 121.138 in the year 2005 and 140.844 in 2021:

140.844 / 121.138 * $20 = $23.25

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2005 has the same "purchasing power" as $23.25 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Indoor plants and flowers).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Indoor plants and flowers in 1990. In addition to indoor plants, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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