Laundry equipment priced at $500 in 1990 $438.64 in 2019

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Prices for Laundry Equipment, 1990-2019 ($500)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for laundry equipment were 12.27% lower in 2019 versus 1990 (a $61.36 difference in value).

Between 1990 and 2019: Laundry equipment experienced an average inflation rate of -0.45% per year. In other words, laundry equipment costing $500 in the year 1990 would cost $438.64 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.34% during this same period, inflation for laundry equipment was lower.

In the year 1990: Pricing changed by 1.20%, which is above the average yearly change for laundry equipment during the 1990-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1990 (5.40%), inflation for laundry equipment was much lower.

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 1990

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Laundry equipment, over time, for $500 beginning in 1990. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1990$500.001.20%
1991$495.09-0.98%
1992$493.54-0.31%
1993$497.520.81%
1994$508.252.16%
1995$511.120.56%
1996$521.742.08%
1997$527.301.07%
1998$524.57-0.52%
1999$515.53-1.72%
2000$521.701.20%
2001$520.41-0.25%
2002$516.11-0.83%
2003$516.720.12%
2004$501.44-2.96%
2005$515.932.89%
2006$521.671.11%
2007$540.303.57%
2008$547.221.28%
2009$541.72-1.00%
2010$514.04-5.11%
2011$505.17-1.73%
2012$548.308.54%
2013$531.07-3.14%
2014$492.08-7.34%
2015$465.49-5.40%
2016$435.03-6.54%
2017$418.59-3.78%
2018$446.936.77%
2019$438.64-1.85%
2020$448.532.25%
2021$535.0419.29%
2022$556.173.95%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Laundry equipment:

Year1977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI70.40072.81577.62383.75489.76296.269100.600103.123103.992104.862104.123105.069105.938107.208106.154105.823106.677108.977109.592111.869113.062112.477110.538111.862111.585110.662110.792107.515110.623111.854115.848117.332116.154110.218108.316117.565113.869105.50999.80993.27789.75395.82894.05296.171114.721119.251

Adjust laundry equipment prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 1990 * 1990 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Laundry equipment was 107.208 in the year 1990 and 94.052 in 2019:

94.052 / 107.208 * $500 = $438.64

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $500 in 1990 has the same "purchasing power" as $438.64 in 2019 (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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