Prepared salads priced at $20 in 2018 $20.56 in 2020

Prepared Salads Inflation Calculator


Prices for Prepared Salads, 2018-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for prepared salads were 2.80% higher in 2020 versus 2018 (a $0.56 difference in value).

Between 2018 and 2020: Prepared salads experienced an average inflation rate of 1.39% per year. In other words, prepared salads costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $20.56 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.37% during this same period, inflation for prepared salads was higher.

Price Inflation for Prepared salads since 2018

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2020 (3.15%), and 2019 (-0.33%).

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

Year 2018 2019 2020
CPI 127.300 126.875 130.869

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Buying power of $20 since 2018

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Prepared salads, 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 $19.93 -0.33%
2020 $20.56 3.15%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for prepared salads, 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 Prepared salads was 127.300 in the year 2018 and 130.869 in 2020:

130.869 / 127.300 * $20 = $20.56

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" as $20.56 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Prepared salads).

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Prepared salads in 2018. In addition to prepared salads, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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