Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs priced at $20 in 2000 $34.33 in 2020

Meats, Poultry, Fish, And Eggs Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Meats, Poultry, Fish, And Eggs, 2000-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs were 71.67% higher in 2020 versus 2000 (a $14.33 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2020: Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs experienced an average inflation rate of 2.74% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, meats, poultry, fish, and eggs costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $34.33 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.06% during this same period, inflation for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 4.44%, which is above the average yearly change for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs during the 2000-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs was higher.

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%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, over time, for $20 beginning in 2000. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2000$20.004.44%
2001$20.894.43%
2002$20.990.49%
2003$21.924.42%
2004$23.537.35%
2005$23.911.65%
2006$24.150.98%
2007$25.324.86%
2008$26.494.62%
2009$26.38-0.41%
2010$26.891.91%
2011$28.897.45%
2012$29.913.53%
2013$30.552.13%
2014$32.757.23%
2015$33.702.88%
2016$32.06-4.86%
2017$31.82-0.73%
2018$32.221.24%
2019$32.340.36%
2020$34.336.18%
2021$36.616.64%
2022$40.6010.90%
2023$41.341.82%
2024$41.580.57%*

* 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, fish, and eggs:

Year1967196819691970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI38.00839.05442.60844.57744.13848.02360.95462.20067.03167.97767.40877.62389.00092.01596.03199.56299.154101.285100.069104.523110.477114.292121.308130.000132.585130.862135.454137.185138.785144.785148.538147.300147.938154.500161.338162.131169.300181.738184.738186.554195.616204.653203.805207.694223.161231.042235.961253.014260.307247.653245.840248.899249.804265.233282.833313.658319.370321.190

Adjust meats, poultry, fish, and eggs prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs was 154.500 in the year 2000 and 265.233 in 2020:

265.233 / 154.500 * $20 = $34.33

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $34.33 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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