Recreation commodities priced at $20 in 2009 $16.75 in 2022

Recreation Commodities Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Recreation Commodities, 2009-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for recreation commodities are 16.26% lower in 2022 versus 2009 (a $3.25 difference in value).

Between 2009 and 2022: Recreation commodities experienced an average inflation rate of -1.36% per year. In other words, recreation commodities costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $16.75 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.30% during this same period, inflation for recreation commodities was significantly lower.

Price Inflation for Recreation commodities since 2009

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2022 (3.30%), 2017 (-3.27%), and 2016 (-3.18%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2009

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Recreation commodities, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2009$20.00-
2010$19.74-1.30%
2011$19.36-1.91%
2012$19.04-1.67%
2013$18.70-1.79%
2014$18.24-2.48%
2015$17.73-2.78%
2016$17.17-3.18%
2017$16.60-3.27%
2018$16.11-2.98%
2019$15.98-0.80%
2020$15.80-1.15%
2021$16.212.63%
2022$16.753.30%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

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

Year20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.00098.69996.81495.20093.49691.18288.64385.82883.02180.54779.90578.98981.06383.740

Adjust recreation commodities prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2009 * 2009 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Recreation commodities was 100.000 in the year 2009 and 83.740 in 2022:

83.740 / 100.000 * $20 = $16.75

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2009 has the same "purchasing power" as $16.75 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Recreation commodities).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Recreation commodities in 2009. In addition to recreation commodities, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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