Phoenix, Arizona prices: $1 in 2009 $1.30 in 2021

Inflation in Arizona


Prices in Phoenix, 2009-2021 ($1)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices in Phoenix, Arizona are 30.16% higher in 2021 versus 2009 (a $0.30 difference in value).

Between 2009 and 2021: Phoenix experienced an average inflation rate of 2.22% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, $1 in Phoenix in the year 2009 would cost $1.30 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.97% during this same period, inflation in Phoenix was higher.

In the year 2009: Pricing changed by -1.42%, which is significantly below the average yearly change in Phoenix during the 2009-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), inflation in Phoenix was lower.

Price Inflation in Phoenix, Arizona since 2002

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2021 (5.01%), 2018 (4.16%), and 2008 (3.45%).

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Buying power of $1.00 since 2009

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power in Phoenix, over time, for $1 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Phoenix, Arizona:


Adjust Phoenix prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 2009 * 2009 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Phoenix, Arizona was 117.568 in the year 2009 and 153.032 in 2021:

153.032 / 117.568 * $1 = $1.30

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $1 in 2009 has the same "purchasing power" as $1.30 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Phoenix, Arizona).

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Phoenix, Arizona in 2002. In addition to Phoenix, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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