Other meats priced at $20 in 1953 $176.20 in 2022

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Prices for Other Meats, 1953-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other meats are 781% higher in 2022 versus 1953 (a $156.20 difference in value).

Between 1953 and 2022: Other meats experienced an average inflation rate of 3.20% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, other meats costing $20 in the year 1953 would cost $176.20 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.51% during this same period, inflation for other meats was lower.

Price Inflation for Other meats since 1953

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1973 (24.53%), 1978 (17.74%), and 1979 (14.73%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1953

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Other meats, over time, for $20 beginning in 1953. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1953$20.00-
1954$19.51-2.46%
1955$18.28-6.31%
1956$17.86-2.30%
1957$19.368.39%
1958$21.8212.72%
1959$21.68-0.63%
1960$21.21-2.20%
1961$21.290.41%
1962$21.460.81%
1963$21.35-0.54%
1964$21.410.31%
1965$22.575.39%
1966$24.8910.28%
1967$24.69-0.79%
1968$25.021.33%
1969$26.766.94%
1970$28.626.98%
1971$28.53-0.34%
1972$30.607.26%
1973$38.1124.53%
1974$39.293.10%
1975$41.605.88%
1976$44.055.89%
1977$43.77-0.63%
1978$51.5317.74%
1979$59.1214.73%
1980$61.373.79%
1981$63.994.27%
1982$65.923.02%
1983$65.67-0.38%
1984$65.930.39%
1985$66.360.65%
1986$68.062.57%
1987$72.356.30%
1988$74.292.67%
1989$76.352.77%
1990$83.509.37%
1991$86.593.71%
1992$86.690.11%
1993$88.061.59%
1994$90.182.41%
1995$91.541.51%
1996$94.833.60%
1997$97.482.79%
1998$96.63-0.88%
1999$97.560.97%
2000$100.082.57%
2001$102.962.88%
2002$106.573.50%
2003$109.312.58%
2004$114.154.42%
2005$116.832.35%
2006$118.961.82%
2007$121.692.29%
2008$125.483.12%
2009$128.322.26%
2010$128.25-0.06%
2011$136.496.43%
2012$138.831.71%
2013$138.72-0.08%
2014$144.173.92%
2015$150.094.11%
2016$148.67-0.94%
2017$147.34-0.90%
2018$146.73-0.41%
2019$148.050.89%
2020$154.564.40%
2021$158.972.85%
2022$176.2010.84%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

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

Year1953195419551956195719581959196019611962196319641965196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI30.37729.63127.76227.12329.40033.13832.93132.20832.33832.60032.42332.52334.27737.80037.50038.00040.63843.47743.33146.47757.87759.66963.17766.90066.47778.26989.80093.20897.192100.12399.746100.131100.785103.377109.892112.831115.962126.823131.523131.662133.754136.977139.038144.038148.062146.762148.185152.000156.385161.862166.031173.377177.454180.677184.822190.588194.901194.787207.310210.862210.701218.966227.961225.807223.781222.867224.860234.749241.450267.620

Adjust other meats prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1953 * 1953 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Other meats was 30.377 in the year 1953 and 267.620 in 2022:

267.620 / 30.377 * $20 = $176.20

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1953 has the same "purchasing power" as $176.20 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Other meats).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Other meats in 1953. In addition to other meats, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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