Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs priced at $20 in 1967 $139.60 in 2020

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Prices for Meats, Poultry, Fish, And Eggs, 1967-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs were 598.02% higher in 2020 versus 1967 (a $119.60 difference in value).

Between 1967 and 2020: Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs experienced an average inflation rate of 3.73% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, meats, poultry, fish, and eggs costing $20 in the year 1967 would cost $139.60 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.94% during this same period, inflation for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs was lower.

Price Inflation for Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs since 1967

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1973 (26.93%), 1978 (15.15%), and 1979 (14.66%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs:

Year 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 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 38.008 39.054 42.608 44.577 44.138 48.023 60.954 62.200 67.031 67.977 67.408 77.623 89.000 92.015 96.031 99.562 99.154 101.285 100.069 104.523 110.477 114.292 121.308 130.000 132.585 130.862 135.454 137.185 138.785 144.785 148.538 147.300 147.938 154.500 161.338 162.131 169.300 181.738 184.738 186.554 195.616 204.653 203.805 207.694 223.161 231.042 235.961 253.014 260.307 247.653 245.840 248.899 249.804 265.301

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Buying power of $20 since 1967

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, over time, for $20 beginning in 1967. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1967 $20.00 -
1968 $20.55 2.75%
1969 $22.42 9.10%
1970 $23.46 4.62%
1971 $23.23 -0.98%
1972 $25.27 8.80%
1973 $32.07 26.93%
1974 $32.73 2.04%
1975 $35.27 7.77%
1976 $35.77 1.41%
1977 $35.47 -0.84%
1978 $40.85 15.15%
1979 $46.83 14.66%
1980 $48.42 3.39%
1981 $50.53 4.36%
1982 $52.39 3.68%
1983 $52.18 -0.41%
1984 $53.30 2.15%
1985 $52.66 -1.20%
1986 $55.00 4.45%
1987 $58.13 5.70%
1988 $60.14 3.45%
1989 $63.83 6.14%
1990 $68.41 7.17%
1991 $69.77 1.99%
1992 $68.86 -1.30%
1993 $71.28 3.51%
1994 $72.19 1.28%
1995 $73.03 1.17%
1996 $76.19 4.32%
1997 $78.16 2.59%
1998 $77.51 -0.83%
1999 $77.85 0.43%
2000 $81.30 4.44%
2001 $84.90 4.43%
2002 $85.31 0.49%
2003 $89.09 4.42%
2004 $95.63 7.35%
2005 $97.21 1.65%
2006 $98.17 0.98%
2007 $102.94 4.86%
2008 $107.69 4.62%
2009 $107.24 -0.41%
2010 $109.29 1.91%
2011 $117.43 7.45%
2012 $121.58 3.53%
2013 $124.17 2.13%
2014 $133.14 7.23%
2015 $136.98 2.88%
2016 $130.32 -4.86%
2017 $129.36 -0.73%
2018 $130.97 1.24%
2019 $131.45 0.36%
2020 $139.60 6.20%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, 1967-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1967 * 1967 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs was 38.008 in the year 1967 and 265.301 in 2020:

265.301 / 38.008 * $20 = $139.60

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1967 has the same "purchasing power" as $139.60 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs in 1967. In addition to meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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