Lunchmeats priced at $20 in 2019 $20.73 in 2020

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Prices for Lunchmeats, 2019-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for lunchmeats were 3.64% higher in 2020 versus 2019 (a $0.73 difference in value).

Between 2019 and 2020: Lunchmeats experienced an average inflation rate of 3.64% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, lunchmeats costing $20 in the year 2019 would cost $20.73 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 0.93% during this same period, inflation for lunchmeats was higher.

In the year 2019: Pricing changed by 0.81%, which is below the average yearly change for lunchmeats during the 2019-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2019 (1.81%), inflation for lunchmeats was lower.

Price Inflation for Lunchmeats since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2011 (4.62%), 2004 (4.51%), and 2014 (3.86%).

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

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CPI 100.000 99.677 100.392 102.385 105.369 108.115 109.554 114.500 117.085 118.723 120.260 124.530 128.500 128.396 134.327 136.098 136.643 141.919 147.288 147.090 144.882 143.236 144.394 149.652

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Buying power of $20 since 2019

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Lunchmeats, over time, for $20 beginning in 2019. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2019 $20.00 0.81%
2020 $20.73 3.64%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for lunchmeats, 2019-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2019 * 2019 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Lunchmeats was 144.394 in the year 2019 and 149.652 in 2020:

149.652 / 144.394 * $20 = $20.73

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2019 has the same "purchasing power" as $20.73 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Lunchmeats).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Lunchmeats in 1997. In addition to lunchmeats, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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