Outdoor equipment and supplies priced at $20 in 2009 $19.37 in 2020

Outdoor Equipment And Supplies Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Outdoor Equipment And Supplies, 2009-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for outdoor equipment and supplies were 3.17% lower in 2020 versus 2009 (a $0.63 difference in value).

Between 2009 and 2020: Outdoor equipment and supplies experienced an average inflation rate of -0.29% per year. In other words, outdoor equipment and supplies costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $19.37 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.70% during this same period, inflation for outdoor equipment and supplies was lower.

In the year 2009: Pricing changed by 0.81%, which is above the average yearly change for outdoor equipment and supplies during the 2009-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), inflation for outdoor equipment and supplies was higher.

Price Inflation for Outdoor equipment and supplies since 2000

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2010 (-2.73%), 2020 (2.04%), and 2004 (-1.72%).

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

Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CPI 96.767 96.508 95.733 94.242 92.617 92.400 92.133 91.989 90.666 91.403 88.909 88.336 88.245 87.881 87.018 86.805 86.215 85.648 85.271 86.738 88.507

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Buying power of $20 since 2009

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Outdoor equipment and supplies, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2009 $20.00 0.81%
2010 $19.45 -2.73%
2011 $19.33 -0.64%
2012 $19.31 -0.10%
2013 $19.23 -0.41%
2014 $19.04 -0.98%
2015 $18.99 -0.25%
2016 $18.86 -0.68%
2017 $18.74 -0.66%
2018 $18.66 -0.44%
2019 $18.98 1.72%
2020 $19.37 2.04%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for outdoor equipment and supplies, 2009-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2009 * 2009 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Outdoor equipment and supplies was 91.403 in the year 2009 and 88.507 in 2020:

88.507 / 91.403 * $20 = $19.37

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2009 has the same "purchasing power" as $19.37 in 2020 (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 2000. 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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