Other foods priced at $20 in 1964 $131.48 in 2021

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Prices for Other Foods, 1964-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other foods were 557.42% higher in 2021 versus 1964 (a $111.48 difference in value).

Between 1964 and 2021: Other foods experienced an average inflation rate of 3.36% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, other foods costing $20 in the year 1964 would cost $131.48 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.86% during this same period, inflation for other foods was lower.

In the year 1964: Pricing changed by -0.47%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for other foods during the 1964-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1964 (1.28%), inflation for other foods was lower.

Price Inflation for Other foods since 1963

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1974 (21.34%), 1975 (12.88%), and 1980 (10.81%).

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

Year 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 35.900 35.731 36.069 35.754 36.185 36.838 38.108 39.577 40.754 41.462 43.031 52.215 58.938 61.254 63.431 68.500 75.408 83.562 92.192 96.954 99.992 103.038 106.392 109.177 113.808 117.985 125.492 131.154 137.138 140.123 143.715 147.492 151.092 156.215 161.231 165.508 168.885 172.223 176.038 177.131 178.754 179.685 182.462 184.962 188.244 198.103 205.497 204.553 209.292 216.611 217.701 219.869 223.443 224.093 224.362 224.667 225.250 232.286 234.900

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Buying power of $20 since 1964

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Other foods, over time, for $20 beginning in 1964. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1964 $20.00 -0.47%
1965 $20.19 0.95%
1966 $20.01 -0.87%
1967 $20.25 1.20%
1968 $20.62 1.81%
1969 $21.33 3.45%
1970 $22.15 3.86%
1971 $22.81 2.97%
1972 $23.21 1.74%
1973 $24.09 3.78%
1974 $29.23 21.34%
1975 $32.99 12.88%
1976 $34.29 3.93%
1977 $35.50 3.55%
1978 $38.34 7.99%
1979 $42.21 10.08%
1980 $46.77 10.81%
1981 $51.60 10.33%
1982 $54.27 5.16%
1983 $55.97 3.13%
1984 $57.67 3.05%
1985 $59.55 3.25%
1986 $61.11 2.62%
1987 $63.70 4.24%
1988 $66.04 3.67%
1989 $70.24 6.36%
1990 $73.41 4.51%
1991 $76.76 4.56%
1992 $78.43 2.18%
1993 $80.44 2.56%
1994 $82.56 2.63%
1995 $84.57 2.44%
1996 $87.44 3.39%
1997 $90.25 3.21%
1998 $92.64 2.65%
1999 $94.53 2.04%
2000 $96.40 1.98%
2001 $98.54 2.22%
2002 $99.15 0.62%
2003 $100.06 0.92%
2004 $100.58 0.52%
2005 $102.13 1.55%
2006 $103.53 1.37%
2007 $105.37 1.77%
2008 $110.89 5.24%
2009 $115.03 3.73%
2010 $114.50 -0.46%
2011 $117.15 2.32%
2012 $121.25 3.50%
2013 $121.86 0.50%
2014 $123.07 1.00%
2015 $125.07 1.63%
2016 $125.43 0.29%
2017 $125.58 0.12%
2018 $125.76 0.14%
2019 $126.08 0.26%
2020 $130.02 3.12%
2021 $131.48 1.13%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for other foods, 1964-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 1964 * 1964 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Other foods was 35.731 in the year 1964 and 234.900 in 2021:

234.900 / 35.731 * $20 = $131.48

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1964 has the same "purchasing power" as $131.48 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Other foods).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Other foods in 1963. In addition to other foods, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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