Travel lodging priced at $100 in 2018 $104.46 in 2019

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Prices for Travel Lodging, 2018-2019 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for lodging away from home were 4.46% higher in 2019 versus 2018 (a $4.46 difference in value).

Between 2018 and 2019: Travel lodging experienced an average inflation rate of 4.46% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, travel lodging costing $100 in the year 2018 would cost $104.46 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.70% during this same period, inflation for travel lodging was higher.

Price Inflation for Lodging away from home since 2018

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: and 2019 (4.46%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Lodging away from home:

Year 2018 2019
CPI 161.072 168.259

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Buying power of $100 since 2018

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Travel lodging, over time, for $100 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2018 $100.00 -
2019 $104.46 4.46%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for travel lodging, 2018-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2018 * 2018 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Lodging away from home was 161.072 in the year 2018 and 168.259 in 2019:

168.259 / 161.072 * $100 = $104.46

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" as $104.46 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Lodging away from home).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Lodging away from home in 2018. In addition to travel lodging, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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