Poultry priced at $20 in 1935 $128.10 in 2020

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Prices for Poultry, 1935-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for poultry were 540.52% higher in 2020 versus 1935 (a $108.10 difference in value).

Between 1935 and 2020: Poultry experienced an average inflation rate of 2.21% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, poultry costing $20 in the year 1935 would cost $128.10 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.51% during this same period, inflation for poultry was lower.

Price Inflation for Poultry since 1935

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1973 (40.25%), 1942 (20.12%), and 1943 (19.11%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Poultry:

Year 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 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
CPI 36.269 38.392 39.877 39.738 35.623 36.000 38.777 46.577 55.477 57.323 58.669 66.054 69.569 77.138 72.731 69.608 72.954 73.215 71.400 64.431 67.092 58.785 57.369 56.654 51.638 52.477 47.392 50.069 49.331 48.238 49.715 52.408 49.077 50.615 53.469 53.215 53.523 54.200 76.015 72.108 79.700 76.454 76.938 84.877 89.100 93.654 97.492 95.785 96.946 107.269 106.223 114.262 112.577 120.708 132.669 132.477 131.469 131.408 136.931 141.538 143.469 152.423 156.631 157.138 157.908 159.815 164.862 167.038 169.085 181.700 185.262 181.985 191.360 200.901 204.220 203.978 209.916 221.381 231.744 236.314 237.251 230.941 231.332 232.077 231.492 232.310

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Buying power of $20 since 1935

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Poultry, over time, for $20 beginning in 1935. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1935 $20.00 -
1936 $21.17 5.85%
1937 $21.99 3.87%
1938 $21.91 -0.35%
1939 $19.64 -10.36%
1940 $19.85 1.06%
1941 $21.38 7.71%
1942 $25.68 20.12%
1943 $30.59 19.11%
1944 $31.61 3.33%
1945 $32.35 2.35%
1946 $36.42 12.59%
1947 $38.36 5.32%
1948 $42.54 10.88%
1949 $40.11 -5.71%
1950 $38.38 -4.29%
1951 $40.23 4.81%
1952 $40.37 0.36%
1953 $39.37 -2.48%
1954 $35.53 -9.76%
1955 $37.00 4.13%
1956 $32.42 -12.38%
1957 $31.64 -2.41%
1958 $31.24 -1.25%
1959 $28.48 -8.85%
1960 $28.94 1.62%
1961 $26.13 -9.69%
1962 $27.61 5.65%
1963 $27.20 -1.47%
1964 $26.60 -2.21%
1965 $27.41 3.06%
1966 $28.90 5.42%
1967 $27.06 -6.36%
1968 $27.91 3.13%
1969 $29.48 5.64%
1970 $29.34 -0.47%
1971 $29.51 0.58%
1972 $29.89 1.26%
1973 $41.92 40.25%
1974 $39.76 -5.14%
1975 $43.95 10.53%
1976 $42.16 -4.07%
1977 $42.43 0.63%
1978 $46.80 10.32%
1979 $49.13 4.98%
1980 $51.64 5.11%
1981 $53.76 4.10%
1982 $52.82 -1.75%
1983 $53.46 1.21%
1984 $59.15 10.65%
1985 $58.57 -0.98%
1986 $63.01 7.57%
1987 $62.08 -1.47%
1988 $66.56 7.22%
1989 $73.16 9.91%
1990 $73.05 -0.14%
1991 $72.50 -0.76%
1992 $72.46 -0.05%
1993 $75.51 4.20%
1994 $78.05 3.36%
1995 $79.11 1.36%
1996 $84.05 6.24%
1997 $86.37 2.76%
1998 $86.65 0.32%
1999 $87.08 0.49%
2000 $88.13 1.21%
2001 $90.91 3.16%
2002 $92.11 1.32%
2003 $93.24 1.22%
2004 $100.20 7.46%
2005 $102.16 1.96%
2006 $100.35 -1.77%
2007 $105.52 5.15%
2008 $110.78 4.99%
2009 $112.61 1.65%
2010 $112.48 -0.12%
2011 $115.75 2.91%
2012 $122.08 5.46%
2013 $127.79 4.68%
2014 $130.31 1.97%
2015 $130.83 0.40%
2016 $127.35 -2.66%
2017 $127.56 0.17%
2018 $127.97 0.32%
2019 $127.65 -0.25%
2020 $128.10 0.35%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for poultry, 1935-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1935 * 1935 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Poultry was 36.269 in the year 1935 and 232.310 in 2020:

232.310 / 36.269 * $20 = $128.10

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1935 has the same "purchasing power" as $128.10 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Poultry).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Poultry in 1935. In addition to poultry, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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