Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories priced at $20 in 1997 $23.18 in 2020

Purchase Of Pets, Pet Supplies, Accessories Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Purchase Of Pets, Pet Supplies, Accessories, 1997-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories were 15.89% higher in 2020 versus 1997 (a $3.18 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2020: Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories experienced an average inflation rate of 0.64% per year. In other words, purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $23.18 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.09% during this same period, inflation for purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories was lower.

Price Inflation for Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2009 (3.23%), 2005 (3.20%), and 2008 (3.06%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories:

Year 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 100.000 100.115 100.169 100.454 101.100 103.385 103.915 104.377 107.715 109.985 112.393 115.829 119.564 117.565 117.625 117.303 114.829 113.606 113.660 113.737 113.275 114.405 117.645 115.893

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Buying power of $20 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories, over time, for $20 beginning in 1997. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1997 $20.00 -
1998 $20.02 0.12%
1999 $20.03 0.05%
2000 $20.09 0.28%
2001 $20.22 0.64%
2002 $20.68 2.26%
2003 $20.78 0.51%
2004 $20.88 0.44%
2005 $21.54 3.20%
2006 $22.00 2.11%
2007 $22.48 2.19%
2008 $23.17 3.06%
2009 $23.91 3.23%
2010 $23.51 -1.67%
2011 $23.52 0.05%
2012 $23.46 -0.27%
2013 $22.97 -2.11%
2014 $22.72 -1.06%
2015 $22.73 0.05%
2016 $22.75 0.07%
2017 $22.66 -0.41%
2018 $22.88 1.00%
2019 $23.53 2.83%
2020 $23.18 -1.49%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories, 1997-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1997 * 1997 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 115.893 in 2020:

115.893 / 100.000 * $20 = $23.18

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $23.18 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories in 1997. In addition to purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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