Photographic equipment and supplies priced at $20 in 2018 $21 in 2020

Photographic Equipment And Supplies Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Photographic Equipment And Supplies, 2018-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for photographic equipment and supplies were 4.99% higher in 2020 versus 2018 (a $1 difference in value).

Between 2018 and 2020: Photographic equipment and supplies experienced an average inflation rate of 2.46% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, photographic equipment and supplies costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $21 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.46% during this same period, inflation for photographic equipment and supplies was higher.

Price Inflation for Photographic equipment and supplies since 2018

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2020 (4.78%), and 2019 (0.20%).

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

Year 2018 2019 2020
CPI 53.682 53.791 56.361

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Buying power of $20 since 2018

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Photographic equipment and supplies, over time, for $20 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2018 $20.00 -
2019 $20.04 0.20%
2020 $21.00 4.78%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for photographic equipment and supplies, 2018-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2018 * 2018 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Photographic equipment and supplies was 53.682 in the year 2018 and 56.361 in 2020:

56.361 / 53.682 * $20 = $21

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" as $21 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Photographic equipment and supplies).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Photographic equipment and supplies in 2018. In addition to photographic 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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