Recorded music and music subscriptions priced at $20 in 2019 $19.20 in 2020

Recorded Music And Music Subscriptions Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Recorded Music And Music Subscriptions, 2019-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for recorded music and music subscriptions were 4% lower in 2020 versus 2019 (a $0.80 difference in value).

Between 2019 and 2020: Recorded music and music subscriptions experienced an average inflation rate of -4% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, recorded music and music subscriptions costing $20 in the year 2019 would cost $19.20 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.03% during this same period, inflation for recorded music and music subscriptions was significantly lower.

In the year 2019: Pricing changed by -4.05%, which is below the average yearly change for recorded music and music subscriptions during the 2019-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2019 (1.81%), inflation for recorded music and music subscriptions was much lower.

Price Inflation for Recorded music and music subscriptions since 2018

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2019 (-4.05%), and 2020 (-4%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Recorded music and music subscriptions:

Year 2018 2019 2020
CPI 85.706 82.233 78.943

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Buying power of $20 since 2019

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Recorded music and music subscriptions, over time, for $20 beginning in 2019. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2019 $20.00 -4.05%
2020 $19.20 -4.00%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for recorded music and music subscriptions, 2019-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2019 * 2019 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Recorded music and music subscriptions was 82.233 in the year 2019 and 78.943 in 2020:

78.943 / 82.233 * $20 = $19.20

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2019 has the same "purchasing power" as $19.20 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Recorded music and music subscriptions).


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

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