Outdoor equipment and supplies priced at $20 in 2003 $18.87 in 2021

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Prices for Outdoor Equipment And Supplies, 2003-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for outdoor equipment and supplies were 5.67% lower in 2021 versus 2003 (a $1.13 difference in value).

Between 2003 and 2021: Outdoor equipment and supplies experienced an average inflation rate of -0.32% per year. In other words, outdoor equipment and supplies costing $20 in the year 2003 would cost $18.87 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.01% during this same period, inflation for outdoor equipment and supplies was lower.

In the year 2003: Pricing changed by -1.55%, which is below the average yearly change for outdoor equipment and supplies during the 2003-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2003 (2.27%), inflation for outdoor equipment and supplies was much lower.

Price Inflation for Outdoor equipment and supplies since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2000 (-3.36%), 2010 (-2.74%), and 2020 (2.56%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Outdoor equipment and supplies:

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
CPI 100.000 101.254 100.115 96.754 96.508 95.723 94.238 92.623 92.400 92.138 91.990 90.660 91.395 88.894 88.337 88.248 87.885 87.023 86.802 86.214 85.650 85.269 86.732 88.956 88.896

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Buying power of $20 since 2003

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Outdoor equipment and supplies, over time, for $20 beginning in 2003. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2003 $20.00 -1.55%
2004 $19.66 -1.71%
2005 $19.61 -0.24%
2006 $19.55 -0.28%
2007 $19.52 -0.16%
2008 $19.24 -1.44%
2009 $19.40 0.81%
2010 $18.87 -2.74%
2011 $18.75 -0.63%
2012 $18.73 -0.10%
2013 $18.65 -0.41%
2014 $18.47 -0.98%
2015 $18.42 -0.25%
2016 $18.30 -0.68%
2017 $18.18 -0.65%
2018 $18.10 -0.44%
2019 $18.41 1.72%
2020 $18.88 2.56%
2021 $18.87 -0.07%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for outdoor equipment and supplies, 2003-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 2003 * 2003 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Outdoor equipment and supplies was 94.238 in the year 2003 and 88.896 in 2021:

88.896 / 94.238 * $20 = $18.87

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2003 has the same "purchasing power" as $18.87 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Outdoor equipment and supplies).


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

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