Jewelry priced at $100 in 1996 $119.58 in 2022

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Prices for Jewelry, 1996-2022 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for jewelry are 19.58% higher in 2022 versus 1996 (a $19.58 difference in value).

Between 1996 and 2022: Jewelry experienced an average inflation rate of 0.69% per year. In other words, jewelry costing $100 in the year 1996 would cost $119.58 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.43% during this same period, inflation for jewelry was lower.

In the year 1996: Pricing changed by -2.48%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for jewelry during the 1996-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1996 (2.93%), inflation for jewelry was much lower.

Price Inflation for Jewelry since 1986

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1990 (9.99%), 2011 (9.51%), and 1988 (8.65%).

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Buying power of $100.00 since 1996

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Jewelry, over time, for $100 beginning in 1996. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1996$100.00-2.48%
1997$97.01-2.99%
1998$95.07-2.00%
1999$93.90-1.23%
2000$90.94-3.15%
2001$91.210.30%
2002$88.90-2.53%
2003$85.76-3.54%
2004$85.990.27%
2005$84.53-1.69%
2006$86.762.64%
2007$91.715.71%
2008$99.017.95%
2009$101.072.09%
2010$103.812.71%
2011$113.699.51%
2012$114.750.94%
2013$114.35-0.35%
2014$109.83-3.95%
2015$106.57-2.97%
2016$113.216.23%
2017$115.522.04%
2018$112.70-2.45%
2019$111.09-1.42%
2020$107.51-3.22%
2021$116.688.53%
2022$119.582.48%*

* 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 Jewelry:

Year1986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.000107.300116.577124.462136.900143.969150.569154.354158.577159.262155.315150.669147.662145.838141.238141.662138.077133.192133.554131.292134.754142.442153.770156.980161.239176.572178.231177.606170.583165.521175.836179.421175.034172.543166.982181.222185.719

Adjust jewelry prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1996 * 1996 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Jewelry was 155.315 in the year 1996 and 185.719 in 2022:

185.719 / 155.315 * $100 = $119.58

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 1996 has the same "purchasing power" as $119.58 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Jewelry).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Jewelry in 1986. In addition to jewelry, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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