Rent priced at $1,000 in 2010 $1,369.24 in 2020

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Prices for Rent, 2010-2020 ($1,000)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for rent of primary residence were 36.92% higher in 2020 versus 2010 (a $369.24 difference in value).

Between 2010 and 2020: Rent experienced an average inflation rate of 3.19% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, rent costing $1,000 in the year 2010 would cost $1,369.24 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.73% during this same period, inflation for rent was higher.

In the year 2010: Pricing changed by 0.23%, which is below the average yearly change for rent during the 2010-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2010 (1.64%), inflation for rent was lower.

Price Inflation for Rent of primary residence since 1913

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1920 (18.42%), 1933 (-13.48%), and 1921 (13.30%).

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Buying power of $1,000.00 since 2010

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Rent, over time, for $1,000 beginning in 2010. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2010$1,000.000.23%
2011$1,017.051.71%
2012$1,044.032.65%
2013$1,073.542.83%
2014$1,107.373.15%
2015$1,146.953.57%
2016$1,190.213.77%
2017$1,235.613.81%
2018$1,280.303.62%
2019$1,327.763.71%
2020$1,369.243.12%
2021$1,399.982.25%
2022$1,457.814.13%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Rent of primary residence:

Year19131914191519161917191819191920192119221923192419251926192719281929193019311932193319341935193619371938193919401941194219431944194519461947194819491950195119521953195419551956195719581959196019611962196319641965196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI21.00021.00021.15021.35021.10021.75023.70028.06731.80032.40033.34034.44034.56734.13333.56732.76732.00031.06729.30025.96722.46721.33321.40021.90022.98023.68023.70023.75724.15424.69224.69224.74524.82024.98025.79227.50028.69229.75430.92332.21533.90835.11535.60836.26236.96237.63838.17738.73839.23139.71540.11540.53140.93141.49242.23843.25444.65446.50048.65450.33152.52355.15458.00061.13864.81569.27774.33880.91587.93894.623100.092105.292111.762118.277123.146127.838132.808138.408143.315146.908150.338154.008157.777161.954166.669172.077177.485183.923192.115199.669205.515211.023217.338225.092234.679243.271248.812249.385253.638260.367267.725276.162286.032296.820308.143319.289331.124341.468349.135363.556

Adjust rent prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2010 * 2010 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Rent of primary residence was 249.385 in the year 2010 and 341.468 in 2020:

341.468 / 249.385 * $1,000 = $1,369.24

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $1,000 in 2010 has the same "purchasing power" as $1,369.24 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Rent of primary residence).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Rent of primary residence in 1913. In addition to rent, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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