According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other linens were 1.42% lower in 2020 versus 2018 (a $0.28 difference in value).

**Between 2018 and 2020:** Other linens experienced an average inflation rate of -0.71% per year.
In other words, other linens costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $19.72 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase.
Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.37% during this same period, inflation for other linens was
lower.

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

Year |
2018 | 2019 | 2020 |

CPI |
44.338 | 42.946 | 43.708 |

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Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Other linens, over time, for $20 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year | USD Value | Inflation Rate |
---|---|---|

2018 | $20.00 | - |

2019 | $19.37 | -3.14% |

2020 | $19.72 | 1.77%* |

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2018 * 2018 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Other linens was 44.338 in the year 2018 and 43.708 in 2020:

43.708 / 44.338 * $20 =

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" as $19.72 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Other linens).