Salad dressing priced at $20 in 1997 $26.53 in 2021

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Prices for Salad Dressing, 1997-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for salad dressing were 32.67% higher in 2021 versus 1997 (a $6.53 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2021: Salad dressing experienced an average inflation rate of 1.19% per year. In other words, salad dressing costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $26.53 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.08% during this same period, inflation for salad dressing was lower.

Price Inflation for Salad dressing since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2008 (7.49%), 2011 (6.68%), and 2009 (5.19%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Salad dressing:

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 2021
CPI 100.000 100.992 103.423 104.223 106.654 107.838 109.077 109.562 107.285 109.038 110.804 119.104 125.284 125.850 134.258 137.543 134.956 131.525 130.925 129.707 129.008 128.260 128.558 131.618 132.675

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Buying power of $20 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Salad dressing, 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 $20.20 0.99%
1999 $20.68 2.41%
2000 $20.84 0.77%
2001 $21.33 2.33%
2002 $21.57 1.11%
2003 $21.82 1.15%
2004 $21.91 0.44%
2005 $21.46 -2.08%
2006 $21.81 1.63%
2007 $22.16 1.62%
2008 $23.82 7.49%
2009 $25.06 5.19%
2010 $25.17 0.45%
2011 $26.85 6.68%
2012 $27.51 2.45%
2013 $26.99 -1.88%
2014 $26.31 -2.54%
2015 $26.18 -0.46%
2016 $25.94 -0.93%
2017 $25.80 -0.54%
2018 $25.65 -0.58%
2019 $25.71 0.23%
2020 $26.32 2.38%
2021 $26.53 0.80%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for salad dressing, 1997-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 1997 * 1997 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Salad dressing was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 132.675 in 2021:

132.675 / 100.000 * $20 = $26.53

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $26.53 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Salad dressing).


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

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