Car repair priced at $500 in 2000 $946.90 in 2022

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Prices for Car Repair, 2000-2022 ($500)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for motor vehicle repair are 89.38% higher in 2022 versus 2000 (a $446.90 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2022: Car repair experienced an average inflation rate of 2.95% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, car repair costing $500 in the year 2000 would cost $946.90 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.39% during this same period, inflation for car repair was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 3.54%, which is above the average yearly change for car repair during the 2000-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for car repair was higher.

Price Inflation for Motor vehicle repair since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2022 (5.21%), 2006 (4.75%), and 2008 (4.69%).

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Buying power of $500.00 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Car repair, over time, for $500 beginning in 2000. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2000$500.003.54%
2001$516.683.34%
2002$536.023.74%
2003$552.703.11%
2004$567.132.61%
2005$585.763.29%
2006$613.574.75%
2007$634.983.49%
2008$664.734.69%
2009$690.453.87%
2010$706.372.31%
2011$724.802.61%
2012$735.371.46%
2013$746.531.52%
2014$759.841.78%
2015$777.112.27%
2016$793.012.05%
2017$805.701.60%
2018$812.850.89%
2019$829.072.00%
2020$863.774.19%
2021$899.974.19%
2022$946.905.21%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Motor vehicle repair:

Year19971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.000101.208104.469108.169111.777115.962119.569122.692126.723132.738137.370143.807149.371152.814156.802159.088161.503164.382168.119171.558174.303175.851179.360186.867194.698204.850

Adjust car repair prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Motor vehicle repair was 108.169 in the year 2000 and 204.850 in 2022:

204.850 / 108.169 * $500 = $946.90

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $500 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $946.90 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Motor vehicle repair).


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

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