Other meats priced at $20 in 1953 $156.91 in 2021

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Prices for Other Meats, 1953-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other meats were 684.54% higher in 2021 versus 1953 (a $136.91 difference in value).

Between 1953 and 2021: Other meats experienced an average inflation rate of 3.08% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, other meats costing $20 in the year 1953 would cost $156.91 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.45% 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%).

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

Year 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 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
CPI 30.377 29.631 27.762 27.123 29.400 33.138 32.931 32.208 32.338 32.600 32.423 32.523 34.277 37.800 37.500 38.000 40.638 43.477 43.331 46.477 57.877 59.669 63.177 66.900 66.477 78.269 89.800 93.208 97.192 100.123 99.746 100.131 100.785 103.377 109.892 112.831 115.962 126.823 131.523 131.662 133.754 136.977 139.038 144.038 148.062 146.762 148.185 152.000 156.385 161.862 166.031 173.377 177.454 180.677 184.822 190.588 194.901 194.787 207.310 210.862 210.701 218.966 227.961 225.807 223.781 222.867 224.860 234.749 238.320

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Buying power of $20 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:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1953 $20.00 -
1954 $19.51 -2.46%
1955 $18.28 -6.31%
1956 $17.86 -2.30%
1957 $19.36 8.39%
1958 $21.82 12.72%
1959 $21.68 -0.63%
1960 $21.21 -2.20%
1961 $21.29 0.41%
1962 $21.46 0.81%
1963 $21.35 -0.54%
1964 $21.41 0.31%
1965 $22.57 5.39%
1966 $24.89 10.28%
1967 $24.69 -0.79%
1968 $25.02 1.33%
1969 $26.76 6.94%
1970 $28.62 6.98%
1971 $28.53 -0.34%
1972 $30.60 7.26%
1973 $38.11 24.53%
1974 $39.29 3.10%
1975 $41.60 5.88%
1976 $44.05 5.89%
1977 $43.77 -0.63%
1978 $51.53 17.74%
1979 $59.12 14.73%
1980 $61.37 3.79%
1981 $63.99 4.27%
1982 $65.92 3.02%
1983 $65.67 -0.38%
1984 $65.93 0.39%
1985 $66.36 0.65%
1986 $68.06 2.57%
1987 $72.35 6.30%
1988 $74.29 2.67%
1989 $76.35 2.77%
1990 $83.50 9.37%
1991 $86.59 3.71%
1992 $86.69 0.11%
1993 $88.06 1.59%
1994 $90.18 2.41%
1995 $91.54 1.51%
1996 $94.83 3.60%
1997 $97.48 2.79%
1998 $96.63 -0.88%
1999 $97.56 0.97%
2000 $100.08 2.57%
2001 $102.96 2.88%
2002 $106.57 3.50%
2003 $109.31 2.58%
2004 $114.15 4.42%
2005 $116.83 2.35%
2006 $118.96 1.82%
2007 $121.69 2.29%
2008 $125.48 3.12%
2009 $128.32 2.26%
2010 $128.25 -0.06%
2011 $136.49 6.43%
2012 $138.83 1.71%
2013 $138.72 -0.08%
2014 $144.17 3.92%
2015 $150.09 4.11%
2016 $148.67 -0.94%
2017 $147.34 -0.90%
2018 $146.73 -0.41%
2019 $148.05 0.89%
2020 $154.56 4.40%
2021 $156.91 1.52%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for other meats, 1953-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 1953 * 1953 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Other meats was 30.377 in the year 1953 and 238.320 in 2021:

238.320 / 30.377 * $20 = $156.91

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1953 has the same "purchasing power" as $156.91 in 2021 (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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