Oranges, including tangerines priced at $20 in 1939 $1,150.79 in 2021

Oranges, Including Tangerines Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Oranges, Including Tangerines, 1939-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for oranges, including tangerines were 5,653.94% higher in 2021 versus 1939 (a $1,130.79 difference in value).

Between 1939 and 2021: Oranges, including tangerines experienced an average inflation rate of 5.07% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, oranges, including tangerines costing $20 in the year 1939 would cost $1,150.79 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.66% during this same period, inflation for oranges, including tangerines was higher.

Price Inflation for Oranges, including tangerines since 1939

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1991 (55.26%), 1978 (35.94%), and 1984 (35.25%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Oranges, including tangerines:

Year 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 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 2021
CPI 8.592 8.577 9.162 10.631 13.946 14.723 15.931 16.900 14.708 15.185 17.562 16.723 16.454 17.062 16.654 18.831 18.008 20.046 19.969 26.108 22.723 25.646 26.823 27.538 31.485 30.785 27.185 27.662 26.831 33.846 29.438 30.623 33.646 33.608 37.685 39.792 41.362 41.200 47.046 63.954 76.223 72.631 81.438 104.431 83.138 112.446 119.723 108.569 135.931 144.592 146.985 160.623 249.377 176.223 190.100 189.862 224.454 239.262 226.092 251.454 337.008 257.038 271.685 294.569 302.000 330.785 354.669 396.215 452.941 410.647 407.986 409.542 419.527 418.278 443.648 481.335 481.653 485.225 517.420 531.944 511.388 497.450 494.396

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Buying power of $20 since 1939

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Oranges, including tangerines, over time, for $20 beginning in 1939. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1939 $20.00 -
1940 $19.96 -0.18%
1941 $21.32 6.82%
1942 $24.74 16.04%
1943 $32.46 31.19%
1944 $34.27 5.57%
1945 $37.08 8.20%
1946 $39.34 6.08%
1947 $34.23 -12.97%
1948 $35.34 3.24%
1949 $40.88 15.65%
1950 $38.93 -4.77%
1951 $38.30 -1.61%
1952 $39.71 3.69%
1953 $38.76 -2.39%
1954 $43.83 13.07%
1955 $41.92 -4.37%
1956 $46.66 11.32%
1957 $46.48 -0.38%
1958 $60.77 30.74%
1959 $52.89 -12.96%
1960 $59.70 12.86%
1961 $62.44 4.59%
1962 $64.10 2.67%
1963 $73.29 14.33%
1964 $71.66 -2.22%
1965 $63.28 -11.69%
1966 $64.39 1.75%
1967 $62.45 -3.00%
1968 $78.78 26.15%
1969 $68.52 -13.02%
1970 $71.28 4.02%
1971 $78.32 9.87%
1972 $78.23 -0.11%
1973 $87.72 12.13%
1974 $92.62 5.59%
1975 $96.28 3.94%
1976 $95.90 -0.39%
1977 $109.51 14.19%
1978 $148.86 35.94%
1979 $177.42 19.18%
1980 $169.06 -4.71%
1981 $189.56 12.13%
1982 $243.08 28.23%
1983 $193.52 -20.39%
1984 $261.74 35.25%
1985 $278.68 6.47%
1986 $252.71 -9.32%
1987 $316.40 25.20%
1988 $336.56 6.37%
1989 $342.13 1.65%
1990 $373.88 9.28%
1991 $580.47 55.26%
1992 $410.19 -29.33%
1993 $442.49 7.87%
1994 $441.93 -0.13%
1995 $522.45 18.22%
1996 $556.92 6.60%
1997 $526.27 -5.50%
1998 $585.30 11.22%
1999 $784.44 34.02%
2000 $598.30 -23.73%
2001 $632.39 5.70%
2002 $685.66 8.42%
2003 $702.95 2.52%
2004 $769.96 9.53%
2005 $825.55 7.22%
2006 $922.26 11.71%
2007 $1,054.29 14.32%
2008 $955.85 -9.34%
2009 $949.65 -0.65%
2010 $953.28 0.38%
2011 $976.52 2.44%
2012 $973.61 -0.30%
2013 $1,032.66 6.07%
2014 $1,120.39 8.49%
2015 $1,121.13 0.07%
2016 $1,129.44 0.74%
2017 $1,204.38 6.63%
2018 $1,238.19 2.81%
2019 $1,190.34 -3.86%
2020 $1,157.90 -2.73%
2021 $1,150.79 -0.61%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for oranges, including tangerines, 1939-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 1939 * 1939 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Oranges, including tangerines was 8.592 in the year 1939 and 494.396 in 2021:

494.396 / 8.592 * $20 = $1,150.79

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1939 has the same "purchasing power" as $1,150.79 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Oranges, including tangerines).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Oranges, including tangerines in 1939. In addition to oranges, including tangerines, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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