Miscellaneous household products priced at $20 in 1997 $25.40 in 2022

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Prices for Miscellaneous Household Products, 1997-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for miscellaneous household products are 27.01% higher in 2022 versus 1997 (a $5.40 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2022: Miscellaneous household products experienced an average inflation rate of 0.96% per year. In other words, miscellaneous household products costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $25.40 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.37% during this same period, inflation for miscellaneous household products was lower.

Price Inflation for Miscellaneous household products since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2022 (6.42%), 2006 (4.35%), and 2012 (2.40%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Miscellaneous household products, over time, for $20 beginning in 1997. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1997$20.00-
1998$20.422.11%
1999$20.580.78%
2000$20.871.39%
2001$21.181.49%
2002$21.481.42%
2003$21.22-1.22%
2004$21.05-0.78%
2005$21.281.07%
2006$22.204.35%
2007$22.712.30%
2008$23.262.40%
2009$23.370.46%
2010$23.390.09%
2011$23.590.85%
2012$24.152.40%
2013$24.01-0.59%
2014$23.95-0.24%
2015$23.81-0.60%
2016$23.50-1.30%
2017$23.28-0.93%
2018$23.671.65%
2019$23.840.74%
2020$24.201.51%
2021$23.87-1.38%
2022$25.406.42%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Miscellaneous household products:

Year19971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.000102.108102.908104.338105.892107.400106.092105.269106.392111.015113.567116.295116.834116.935117.932120.767120.059119.770119.049117.501116.414118.338119.219121.025119.349127.006

Adjust miscellaneous household products prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1997 * 1997 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Miscellaneous household products was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 127.006 in 2022:

127.006 / 100.000 * $20 = $25.40

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $25.40 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Miscellaneous household products).


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

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