Other fresh vegetables priced at $20 in 1977 $118.18 in 2020

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Prices for Other Fresh Vegetables, 1977-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other fresh vegetables were 490.92% higher in 2020 versus 1977 (a $98.18 difference in value).

Between 1977 and 2020: Other fresh vegetables experienced an average inflation rate of 4.22% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, other fresh vegetables costing $20 in the year 1977 would cost $118.18 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.43% during this same period, inflation for other fresh vegetables was higher.

Price Inflation for Other fresh vegetables since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1978 (20.80%), 1981 (14.61%), and 1995 (13.43%).

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

Year 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 57.800 69.823 72.215 77.746 89.108 92.577 97.808 109.615 103.492 110.792 122.685 131.415 140.815 146.031 158.185 161.600 172.669 173.169 196.423 192.054 196.862 219.931 213.477 224.100 237.608 249.000 257.692 270.062 279.623 284.777 302.491 308.363 299.045 310.680 320.555 312.740 327.208 318.332 323.679 325.663 325.512 329.362 340.212 341.549

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Buying power of $20 since 1977

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

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1977 $20.00 -
1978 $24.16 20.80%
1979 $24.99 3.43%
1980 $26.90 7.66%
1981 $30.83 14.61%
1982 $32.03 3.89%
1983 $33.84 5.65%
1984 $37.93 12.07%
1985 $35.81 -5.59%
1986 $38.34 7.05%
1987 $42.45 10.73%
1988 $45.47 7.12%
1989 $48.73 7.15%
1990 $50.53 3.70%
1991 $54.74 8.32%
1992 $55.92 2.16%
1993 $59.75 6.85%
1994 $59.92 0.29%
1995 $67.97 13.43%
1996 $66.45 -2.22%
1997 $68.12 2.50%
1998 $76.10 11.72%
1999 $73.87 -2.93%
2000 $77.54 4.98%
2001 $82.22 6.03%
2002 $86.16 4.79%
2003 $89.17 3.49%
2004 $93.45 4.80%
2005 $96.76 3.54%
2006 $98.54 1.84%
2007 $104.67 6.22%
2008 $106.70 1.94%
2009 $103.48 -3.02%
2010 $107.50 3.89%
2011 $110.92 3.18%
2012 $108.21 -2.44%
2013 $113.22 4.63%
2014 $110.15 -2.71%
2015 $112.00 1.68%
2016 $112.69 0.61%
2017 $112.63 -0.05%
2018 $113.97 1.18%
2019 $117.72 3.29%
2020 $118.18 0.39%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for other fresh vegetables, 1977-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1977 * 1977 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Other fresh vegetables was 57.800 in the year 1977 and 341.549 in 2020:

341.549 / 57.800 * $20 = $118.18

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1977 has the same "purchasing power" as $118.18 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Other fresh vegetables).


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

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