Meats, poultry, and fish priced at $20 in 1951 $177.27 in 2022

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Prices for Meats, Poultry, And Fish, 1951-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for meats, poultry, and fish are 786.36% higher in 2022 versus 1951 (a $157.27 difference in value).

Between 1951 and 2022: Meats, poultry, and fish experienced an average inflation rate of 3.12% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, meats, poultry, and fish costing $20 in the year 1951 would cost $177.27 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.47% during this same period, inflation for meats, poultry, and fish was lower.

In the year 1951: Pricing changed by 11.82%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for meats, poultry, and fish during the 1951-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1951 (7.86%), inflation for meats, poultry, and fish was much higher.

Price Inflation for Meats, poultry, and fish since 1935

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1947 (34.67%), 1973 (25.27%), and 1946 (22.77%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1951

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Meats, poultry, and fish, over time, for $20 beginning in 1951. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1951$20.0011.82%
1952$19.83-0.87%
1953$18.76-5.38%
1954$18.44-1.71%
1955$17.33-5.99%
1956$16.57-4.40%
1957$17.958.34%
1958$19.659.44%
1959$18.89-3.86%
1960$18.66-1.22%
1961$18.690.14%
1962$19.142.44%
1963$18.86-1.45%
1964$18.56-1.63%
1965$19.796.63%
1966$21.468.48%
1967$20.93-2.50%
1968$21.402.28%
1969$23.198.34%
1970$24.395.16%
1971$24.460.32%
1972$26.809.57%
1973$33.5825.27%
1974$34.312.18%
1975$37.268.59%
1976$37.560.81%
1977$37.33-0.60%
1978$43.6116.80%
1979$50.0914.88%
1980$51.953.71%
1981$54.114.15%
1982$56.284.01%
1983$55.90-0.67%
1984$56.831.67%
1985$56.65-0.32%
1986$59.104.33%
1987$62.916.45%
1988$65.143.53%
1989$68.415.02%
1990$73.417.32%
1991$75.092.28%
1992$74.53-0.74%
1993$76.963.26%
1994$78.101.48%
1995$78.830.93%
1996$81.603.52%
1997$83.942.87%
1998$83.25-0.83%
1999$83.820.69%
2000$87.604.51%
2001$91.514.46%
2002$91.930.46%
2003$95.624.01%
2004$102.707.41%
2005$105.162.39%
2006$106.030.83%
2007$110.083.82%
2008$114.684.19%
2009$115.280.52%
2010$117.491.92%
2011$126.147.36%
2012$130.643.57%
2013$133.342.06%
2014$142.927.19%
2015$145.611.88%
2016$140.51-3.51%
2017$140.30-0.15%
2018$141.240.67%
2019$142.681.02%
2020$151.696.32%
2021$161.966.77%
2022$177.279.45%*

* 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 Meats, poultry, and fish:

Year1935193619371938193919401941194219431944194519461947194819491950195119521953195419551956195719581959196019611962196319641965196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI13.00812.88513.78512.89212.61512.49214.03816.43117.46216.94617.13121.03128.32332.15430.43831.74635.50035.19233.30032.73130.76929.41531.86934.87733.53133.12333.16933.97733.48532.93835.12338.10037.14637.99241.16243.28543.42347.57759.60060.90066.13166.66966.26977.40088.91592.21596.03899.89299.223100.877100.554104.908111.669115.615121.423130.308133.277132.285136.600138.623139.915144.838148.992147.762148.785155.492162.431163.177169.723182.292186.654188.200195.383203.566204.620208.553223.892231.890236.673253.689258.465249.397249.035250.694253.261269.255287.475314.656

Adjust meats, poultry, and fish prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1951 * 1951 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Meats, poultry, and fish was 35.500 in the year 1951 and 314.656 in 2022:

314.656 / 35.500 * $20 = $177.27

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1951 has the same "purchasing power" as $177.27 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Meats, poultry, and fish).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Meats, poultry, and fish in 1935. In addition to meats, poultry, and fish, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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