##
Prices for Intercity Train Fare, 2014-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for intercity train fare were
1.26% higher
in 2019 versus 2014 (a $0.25 difference in value).

**Between 2014 and 2019:** Intercity train fare experienced an average inflation rate of 0.25% per year.
In other words, intercity train fare costing $20 in the year 2014 would cost $20.25 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase.
Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.55% during this same period, inflation for intercity train fare was
lower.

**In the year 2014:** Pricing changed by -2.59%, which is
below the average yearly
change for intercity train fare during the 2014-2019 time period.
Compared to inflation for all items in 2014 (1.62%), inflation for intercity train fare was
much lower.

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Price Inflation for Intercity train fare since 2008

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Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Years with the largest changes in pricing:
2010 *(5.96%)*,
2019 *(-3.46%)*,
and 2017 *(3.28%)*.

## Buying power of $20 since 2014

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Intercity train fare, over time, for $20 beginning in 2014. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

## How to calculate the inflation rate for intercity train fare, 2014-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2014 * 2014 USD value = 2019 USD value
Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for

Intercity train fare was 110.696 in the year 2014 and 112.085 in 2019:

112.085 / 110.696 * $20 = **$20.25**
Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2014 has the same "purchasing power" as $20.25 in 2019 (in the CPI category of

Intercity train fare).

**Source:** U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the

Consumer Price Index for Intercity train fare in 2008. In addition to intercity train fare, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.