Pets and pet products priced at $20 in 1977 $59.73 in 2021

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Prices for Pets And Pet Products, 1977-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for pets and pet products were 198.64% higher in 2021 versus 1977 (a $39.73 difference in value).

Between 1977 and 2021: Pets and pet products experienced an average inflation rate of 2.52% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, pets and pet products costing $20 in the year 1977 would cost $59.73 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.44% during this same period, inflation for pets and pet products was lower.

Price Inflation for Pets and pet products since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (11.53%), 1981 (10.38%), and 2008 (9.19%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Pets and pet products:

Year 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 68.100 69.377 74.654 83.262 91.900 96.769 99.962 103.277 106.377 108.662 110.977 114.469 120.700 124.562 129.054 128.085 128.808 130.931 132.269 139.015 142.715 143.469 144.462 144.285 146.654 149.654 150.262 154.469 155.831 161.662 166.578 181.882 194.891 192.855 195.934 199.536 200.906 199.313 198.205 198.360 197.045 197.834 203.688 202.470 203.375

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Buying power of $20 since 1977

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Pets and pet products, over time, for $20 beginning in 1977. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1977 $20.00 -
1978 $20.38 1.88%
1979 $21.92 7.61%
1980 $24.45 11.53%
1981 $26.99 10.38%
1982 $28.42 5.30%
1983 $29.36 3.30%
1984 $30.33 3.32%
1985 $31.24 3.00%
1986 $31.91 2.15%
1987 $32.59 2.13%
1988 $33.62 3.15%
1989 $35.45 5.44%
1990 $36.58 3.20%
1991 $37.90 3.61%
1992 $37.62 -0.75%
1993 $37.83 0.56%
1994 $38.45 1.65%
1995 $38.85 1.02%
1996 $40.83 5.10%
1997 $41.91 2.66%
1998 $42.13 0.53%
1999 $42.43 0.69%
2000 $42.37 -0.12%
2001 $43.07 1.64%
2002 $43.95 2.05%
2003 $44.13 0.41%
2004 $45.37 2.80%
2005 $45.77 0.88%
2006 $47.48 3.74%
2007 $48.92 3.04%
2008 $53.42 9.19%
2009 $57.24 7.15%
2010 $56.64 -1.04%
2011 $57.54 1.60%
2012 $58.60 1.84%
2013 $59.00 0.69%
2014 $58.54 -0.79%
2015 $58.21 -0.56%
2016 $58.26 0.08%
2017 $57.87 -0.66%
2018 $58.10 0.40%
2019 $59.82 2.96%
2020 $59.46 -0.60%
2021 $59.73 0.45%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for pets and pet products, 1977-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 1977 * 1977 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Pets and pet products was 68.100 in the year 1977 and 203.375 in 2021:

203.375 / 68.100 * $20 = $59.73

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1977 has the same "purchasing power" as $59.73 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Pets and pet products).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Pets and pet products in 1977. In addition to pets and pet products, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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