Other linens priced at $20 in 1997 $8.82 in 2022

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Prices for Other Linens, 1997-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other linens are 55.92% lower in 2022 versus 1997 (a $11.18 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2022: Other linens experienced an average inflation rate of -3.22% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, other linens costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $8.82 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.33% during this same period, inflation for other linens was significantly lower.

Price Inflation for Other linens since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2003 (-7.46%), 2007 (-6.94%), and 2006 (-6.86%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Other linens, over time, for $20 beginning in 1997. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1997 $20.00 -
1998 $20.44 2.21%
1999 $20.19 -1.21%
2000 $19.65 -2.71%
2001 $19.19 -2.32%
2002 $18.64 -2.89%
2003 $17.25 -7.46%
2004 $16.48 -4.46%
2005 $16.07 -2.48%
2006 $14.97 -6.86%
2007 $13.93 -6.94%
2008 $13.18 -5.35%
2009 $12.60 -4.44%
2010 $12.04 -4.44%
2011 $11.63 -3.37%
2012 $11.02 -5.24%
2013 $10.43 -5.39%
2014 $10.11 -3.10%
2015 $9.67 -4.27%
2016 $9.28 -4.12%
2017 $8.90 -4.10%
2018 $8.87 -0.31%
2019 $8.59 -3.14%
2020 $8.64 0.64%
2021 $8.66 0.17%
2022 $8.82 1.81%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

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

Year 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 2022
CPI 100.000 102.208 100.969 98.231 95.954 93.185 86.231 82.385 80.338 74.831 69.640 65.916 62.988 60.189 58.163 55.116 52.144 50.529 48.372 46.381 44.478 44.338 42.946 43.223 43.297 44.083

Adjust other linens prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1997 * 1997 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Other linens was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 44.083 in 2022:

44.083 / 100.000 * $20 = $8.82

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $8.82 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Other linens).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Other linens in 1997. In addition to other linens, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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