Information technology commodities priced at $20 in 2009 $8.31 in 2023

Information Technology Commodities Inflation Calculator


Prices for Information Technology Commodities, 2009-2023 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for information technology commodities are 58.46% lower in 2023 versus 2009 (a $11.69 difference in value).

Between 2009 and 2023: Information technology commodities experienced an average inflation rate of -6.08% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, information technology commodities costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $8.31 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.51% during this same period, inflation for information technology commodities was significantly lower.

Price Inflation for Information technology commodities since 2009

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2015 (-8.30%), 2011 (-8.25%), and 2012 (-8.09%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2009

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Information technology commodities, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. 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 Information technology commodities:


Adjust information technology commodities prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2023 / CPI in 2009 * 2009 USD value = 2023 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Information technology commodities was 100.000 in the year 2009 and 41.538 in 2023:

41.538 / 100.000 * $20 = $8.31

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2009 has the same "purchasing power" as $8.31 in 2023 (in the CPI category of Information technology commodities).

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Information technology commodities in 2009. In addition to information technology commodities, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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