Other intercity transportation priced at $20 in 1988 $24.06 in 2022

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Prices for Other Intercity Transportation, 1988-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other intercity transportation are 20.29% higher in 2022 versus 1988 (a $4.06 difference in value).

Between 1988 and 2022: Other intercity transportation experienced an average inflation rate of 0.54% per year. In other words, other intercity transportation costing $20 in the year 1988 would cost $24.06 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.68% during this same period, inflation for other intercity transportation was lower.

In the year 1988: Pricing changed by 4.69%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for other intercity transportation during the 1988-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1988 (4.08%), inflation for other intercity transportation was higher.

Price Inflation for Other intercity transportation since 1978

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1981 (15.29%), 1980 (15%), and 1986 (9.36%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1988

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Other intercity transportation, over time, for $20 beginning in 1988. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1988$20.004.69%
1989$20.894.46%
1990$21.623.48%
1991$22.483.96%
1992$23.002.33%
1993$22.76-1.05%
1994$23.051.29%
1995$23.130.32%
1996$23.531.73%
1997$23.39-0.58%
1998$24.203.45%
1999$24.220.08%
2000$23.58-2.63%
2001$23.29-1.24%
2002$23.380.38%
2003$22.63-3.18%
2004$22.08-2.43%
2005$22.411.47%
2006$23.324.09%
2007$23.21-0.48%
2008$23.682.00%
2009$22.35-5.61%
2010$23.002.93%
2011$23.150.64%
2012$22.94-0.90%
2013$23.231.27%
2014$23.06-0.73%
2015$23.06-0.04%
2016$23.883.56%
2017$24.080.85%
2018$24.160.33%
2019$24.00-0.66%
2020$22.94-4.41%
2021$24.526.88%
2022$24.06-1.87%*

* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.


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

Year197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI58.62363.53173.06284.23192.000100.038107.938114.700125.438126.654132.600138.515143.338149.015152.492150.892152.838153.323155.977155.069160.423160.554156.338154.392154.977150.054146.408148.562154.631153.884156.969148.162152.508153.489152.102154.034152.913152.858158.297159.644160.175159.111152.093162.556159.510

Adjust other intercity transportation prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1988 * 1988 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Other intercity transportation was 132.600 in the year 1988 and 159.510 in 2022:

159.510 / 132.600 * $20 = $24.06

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1988 has the same "purchasing power" as $24.06 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Other intercity transportation).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Other intercity transportation in 1978. In addition to other intercity transportation, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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