Other goods priced at $20 in 2009 $23.81 in 2021

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Prices for Other Goods, 2009-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other goods were 19.07% higher in 2021 versus 2009 (a $3.81 difference in value).

Between 2009 and 2021: Other goods experienced an average inflation rate of 1.47% per year. In other words, other goods costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $23.81 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.75% during this same period, inflation for other goods was lower.

Price Inflation for Other goods since 2009

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2020 (2.13%), 2021 (2.02%), and 2017 (1.98%).

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

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
CPI 100.000 100.943 102.336 103.822 104.910 106.746 107.740 108.915 111.068 112.349 114.287 116.720 119.073

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Buying power of $20 since 2009

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Other goods, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2009 $20.00 -
2010 $20.19 0.94%
2011 $20.47 1.38%
2012 $20.76 1.45%
2013 $20.98 1.05%
2014 $21.35 1.75%
2015 $21.55 0.93%
2016 $21.78 1.09%
2017 $22.21 1.98%
2018 $22.47 1.15%
2019 $22.86 1.72%
2020 $23.34 2.13%
2021 $23.81 2.02%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for other goods, 2009-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 2009 * 2009 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Other goods was 100.000 in the year 2009 and 119.073 in 2021:

119.073 / 100.000 * $20 = $23.81

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2009 has the same "purchasing power" as $23.81 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Other goods).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Other goods in 2009. In addition to other goods, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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