Leased cars and trucks priced at $20 in 2001 $16.40 in 2021

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Prices for Leased Cars And Trucks, 2001-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for leased cars and trucks were 17.98% lower in 2021 versus 2001 (a $3.60 difference in value).

Between 2001 and 2021: Leased cars and trucks experienced an average inflation rate of -0.99% per year. In other words, leased cars and trucks costing $20 in the year 2001 would cost $16.40 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.02% during this same period, inflation for leased cars and trucks was significantly lower.

Price Inflation for Leased cars and trucks since 2001

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2009 (7.74%), 2010 (-5.33%), and 2012 (-5.16%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Leased cars and trucks:

Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
CPI 100.000 99.038 96.785 93.569 92.692 93.100 92.637 95.055 102.414 96.956 94.360 89.489 86.746 84.782 84.223 84.538 84.799 89.174 86.947 84.944 82.018

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Buying power of $20 since 2001

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Leased cars and trucks, over time, for $20 beginning in 2001. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2001 $20.00 -
2002 $19.81 -0.96%
2003 $19.36 -2.28%
2004 $18.71 -3.32%
2005 $18.54 -0.94%
2006 $18.62 0.44%
2007 $18.53 -0.50%
2008 $19.01 2.61%
2009 $20.48 7.74%
2010 $19.39 -5.33%
2011 $18.87 -2.68%
2012 $17.90 -5.16%
2013 $17.35 -3.07%
2014 $16.96 -2.26%
2015 $16.84 -0.66%
2016 $16.91 0.37%
2017 $16.96 0.31%
2018 $17.83 5.16%
2019 $17.39 -2.50%
2020 $16.99 -2.30%
2021 $16.40 -3.44%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for leased cars and trucks, 2001-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 2001 * 2001 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Leased cars and trucks was 100.000 in the year 2001 and 82.018 in 2021:

82.018 / 100.000 * $20 = $16.40

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2001 has the same "purchasing power" as $16.40 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Leased cars and trucks).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Leased cars and trucks in 2001. In addition to leased cars and trucks, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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