Intracity mass transit priced at $20 in 2009 $26.22 in 2024

Intracity Mass Transit Inflation Calculator


Prices for Intracity Mass Transit, 2009-2024 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for intracity mass transit are 31.11% higher in 2024 versus 2009 (a $6.22 difference in value).

Between 2009 and 2024: Intracity mass transit experienced an average inflation rate of 1.82% per year. In other words, intracity mass transit costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $26.22 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.52% during this same period, inflation for intracity mass transit was lower.

Price Inflation for Intracity mass transit since 2009

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2011 (5.48%), 2013 (4.40%), and 2020 (-3.14%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2009

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Intracity mass transit, 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 Intracity mass transit:


Adjust intracity mass transit prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 2009 * 2009 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Intracity mass transit was 100.000 in the year 2009 and 131.113 in 2024:

131.113 / 100.000 * $20 = $26.22

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2009 has the same "purchasing power" as $26.22 in 2024 (in the CPI category of Intracity mass transit).

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

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