Other food at home priced at $20 in 1967 $144.78 in 2020

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Prices for Other Food At Home, 1967-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other food at home were 623.89% higher in 2020 versus 1967 (a $124.78 difference in value).

Between 1967 and 2020: Other food at home experienced an average inflation rate of 3.81% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, other food at home costing $20 in the year 1967 would cost $144.78 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.94% during this same period, inflation for other food at home was lower.

Price Inflation for Other food at home since 1967

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1974 (30.10%), 1977 (21.16%), and 1975 (15.94%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Other food at home:

Year 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
CPI 29.285 29.777 30.677 32.869 34.285 34.592 36.723 47.777 55.392 56.423 68.362 73.638 79.015 88.400 94.954 97.346 99.531 103.123 105.700 109.385 110.485 113.131 119.085 123.423 127.262 128.831 130.462 135.608 140.769 142.938 147.338 150.815 153.469 155.638 159.562 160.785 162.600 164.885 166.962 169.631 173.275 184.166 191.220 191.124 197.358 204.844 204.812 206.158 209.334 209.523 209.865 210.220 211.093 211.989

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Buying power of $20 since 1967

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Other food at home, over time, for $20 beginning in 1967. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1967 $20.00 -
1968 $20.34 1.68%
1969 $20.95 3.02%
1970 $22.45 7.15%
1971 $23.41 4.31%
1972 $23.62 0.90%
1973 $25.08 6.16%
1974 $32.63 30.10%
1975 $37.83 15.94%
1976 $38.53 1.86%
1977 $46.69 21.16%
1978 $50.29 7.72%
1979 $53.96 7.30%
1980 $60.37 11.88%
1981 $64.85 7.41%
1982 $66.48 2.52%
1983 $67.97 2.24%
1984 $70.43 3.61%
1985 $72.19 2.50%
1986 $74.70 3.49%
1987 $75.46 1.01%
1988 $77.26 2.40%
1989 $81.33 5.26%
1990 $84.29 3.64%
1991 $86.91 3.11%
1992 $87.99 1.23%
1993 $89.10 1.27%
1994 $92.61 3.94%
1995 $96.14 3.81%
1996 $97.62 1.54%
1997 $100.63 3.08%
1998 $103.00 2.36%
1999 $104.81 1.76%
2000 $106.29 1.41%
2001 $108.97 2.52%
2002 $109.81 0.77%
2003 $111.05 1.13%
2004 $112.61 1.41%
2005 $114.03 1.26%
2006 $115.85 1.60%
2007 $118.34 2.15%
2008 $125.78 6.29%
2009 $130.59 3.83%
2010 $130.53 -0.05%
2011 $134.79 3.26%
2012 $139.90 3.79%
2013 $139.88 -0.02%
2014 $140.80 0.66%
2015 $142.97 1.54%
2016 $143.09 0.09%
2017 $143.33 0.16%
2018 $143.57 0.17%
2019 $144.17 0.42%
2020 $144.78 0.42%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for other food at home, 1967-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1967 * 1967 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Other food at home was 29.285 in the year 1967 and 211.989 in 2020:

211.989 / 29.285 * $20 = $144.78

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1967 has the same "purchasing power" as $144.78 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Other food at home).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Other food at home in 1967. In addition to other food at home, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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