Miscellaneous personal services priced at $20 in 1977 $181.71 in 2022

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Prices for Miscellaneous Personal Services, 1977-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for miscellaneous personal services are 808.54% higher in 2022 versus 1977 (a $161.71 difference in value).

Between 1977 and 2022: Miscellaneous personal services experienced an average inflation rate of 5.03% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, miscellaneous personal services costing $20 in the year 1977 would cost $181.71 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.53% during this same period, inflation for miscellaneous personal services was higher.

Price Inflation for Miscellaneous personal services since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (13.49%), 1983 (13.47%), and 1981 (13.42%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1977

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Miscellaneous personal services, over time, for $20 beginning in 1977. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1977$20.00-
1978$20.884.41%
1979$22.628.32%
1980$25.6713.49%
1981$29.1213.42%
1982$33.0013.32%
1983$37.4413.47%
1984$40.889.20%
1985$43.556.53%
1986$46.426.59%
1987$49.677.00%
1988$52.054.79%
1989$54.945.56%
1990$58.786.98%
1991$62.656.59%
1992$65.865.13%
1993$69.064.85%
1994$72.705.27%
1995$76.405.09%
1996$79.994.70%
1997$83.894.87%
1998$87.103.83%
1999$90.173.52%
2000$93.613.82%
2001$97.634.29%
2002$101.804.28%
2003$105.193.33%
2004$109.053.66%
2005$112.443.11%
2006$116.383.50%
2007$120.593.62%
2008$125.764.29%
2009$127.821.64%
2010$131.372.78%
2011$134.642.49%
2012$138.302.72%
2013$141.712.47%
2014$144.602.04%
2015$148.182.47%
2016$152.803.12%
2017$157.312.95%
2018$163.183.73%
2019$166.572.08%
2020$169.451.73%
2021$172.671.90%
2022$181.715.23%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

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

Year1977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI53.90056.27760.96269.18578.46988.923100.900110.185117.377125.108133.862140.269148.069158.400168.838177.500186.108195.923205.900215.569226.077234.738243.008252.292263.108274.362283.500293.885303.038313.631324.984338.921344.469354.052362.854372.723381.912389.697399.333411.794423.960439.760448.898456.671465.353489.704

Adjust miscellaneous personal services prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1977 * 1977 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Miscellaneous personal services was 53.900 in the year 1977 and 489.704 in 2022:

489.704 / 53.900 * $20 = $181.71

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1977 has the same "purchasing power" as $181.71 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Miscellaneous personal services).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Miscellaneous personal services in 1977. In addition to miscellaneous personal services, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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