Laundry equipment priced at $500 in 1982 $620.65 in 2022

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Prices for Laundry Equipment, 1982-2022 ($500)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for laundry equipment are 24.13% higher in 2022 versus 1982 (a $120.65 difference in value).

Between 1982 and 2022: Laundry equipment experienced an average inflation rate of 0.54% per year. In other words, laundry equipment costing $500 in the year 1982 would cost $620.65 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.81% during this same period, inflation for laundry equipment was lower.

In the year 1982: Pricing changed by 7.25%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for laundry equipment during the 1982-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1982 (6.13%), inflation for laundry equipment was higher.

Price Inflation for Laundry equipment since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2021 (19.29%), 2012 (8.54%), and 1980 (7.90%).

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Buying power of $500.00 since 1982

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Laundry equipment, over time, for $500 beginning in 1982. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1982$500.007.25%
1983$522.494.50%
1984$535.602.51%
1985$540.110.84%
1986$544.630.84%
1987$540.79-0.70%
1988$545.710.91%
1989$550.220.83%
1990$556.811.20%
1991$551.34-0.98%
1992$549.62-0.31%
1993$554.060.81%
1994$566.002.16%
1995$569.200.56%
1996$581.022.08%
1997$587.221.07%
1998$584.18-0.52%
1999$574.11-1.72%
2000$580.981.20%
2001$579.54-0.25%
2002$574.75-0.83%
2003$575.430.12%
2004$558.41-2.96%
2005$574.552.89%
2006$580.941.11%
2007$601.693.57%
2008$609.401.28%
2009$603.28-1.00%
2010$572.45-5.11%
2011$562.57-1.73%
2012$610.608.54%
2013$591.41-3.14%
2014$547.99-7.34%
2015$518.39-5.40%
2016$484.46-6.54%
2017$466.15-3.78%
2018$497.716.77%
2019$488.48-1.85%
2020$499.492.25%
2021$595.8319.29%
2022$620.654.16%*

* 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 Laundry equipment:

Year1977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI70.40072.81577.62383.75489.76296.269100.600103.123103.992104.862104.123105.069105.938107.208106.154105.823106.677108.977109.592111.869113.062112.477110.538111.862111.585110.662110.792107.515110.623111.854115.848117.332116.154110.218108.316117.565113.869105.50999.80993.27789.75395.82894.05296.171114.721119.499

Adjust laundry equipment prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1982 * 1982 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Laundry equipment was 96.269 in the year 1982 and 119.499 in 2022:

119.499 / 96.269 * $500 = $620.65

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $500 in 1982 has the same "purchasing power" as $620.65 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Laundry equipment).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Laundry equipment in 1977. In addition to laundry equipment, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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