Other video equipment priced at $20 in 1997 $1.94 in 2020

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Prices for Other Video Equipment, 1997-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other video equipment were 90.31% lower in 2020 versus 1997 (a $18.06 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2020: Other video equipment experienced an average inflation rate of -9.65% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, other video equipment costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $1.94 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.10% during this same period, inflation for other video equipment was significantly lower.

Price Inflation for Other video equipment since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2001 (-17.97%), 2000 (-17.64%), and 1999 (-15.24%).

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

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
CPI 100.000 92.969 78.800 64.900 53.238 46.477 39.731 35.008 30.885 26.854 23.602 20.462 18.270 16.033 13.998 12.339 11.307 11.134 10.678 10.303 9.933 9.646 9.636 9.693

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Buying power of $20 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Other video equipment, 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 $18.59 -7.03%
1999 $15.76 -15.24%
2000 $12.98 -17.64%
2001 $10.65 -17.97%
2002 $9.30 -12.70%
2003 $7.95 -14.52%
2004 $7.00 -11.89%
2005 $6.18 -11.78%
2006 $5.37 -13.05%
2007 $4.72 -12.11%
2008 $4.09 -13.30%
2009 $3.65 -10.71%
2010 $3.21 -12.24%
2011 $2.80 -12.69%
2012 $2.47 -11.85%
2013 $2.26 -8.37%
2014 $2.23 -1.53%
2015 $2.14 -4.09%
2016 $2.06 -3.51%
2017 $1.99 -3.59%
2018 $1.93 -2.89%
2019 $1.93 -0.10%
2020 $1.94 0.59%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for other video equipment, 1997-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1997 * 1997 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Other video equipment was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 9.693 in 2020:

9.693 / 100.000 * $20 = $1.94

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $1.94 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Other video equipment).


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

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