Salt and other seasonings and spices priced at $20 in 2019 $20.29 in 2020

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Prices for Salt And Other Seasonings And Spices, 2019-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for salt and other seasonings and spices were 1.47% higher in 2020 versus 2019 (a $0.29 difference in value).

Between 2019 and 2020: Salt and other seasonings and spices experienced an average inflation rate of 1.47% per year. In other words, salt and other seasonings and spices costing $20 in the year 2019 would cost $20.29 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 0.93% during this same period, inflation for salt and other seasonings and spices was higher.

In the year 2019: Pricing changed by 0.43%, which is below the average yearly change for salt and other seasonings and spices during the 2019-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2019 (1.81%), inflation for salt and other seasonings and spices was lower.

Price Inflation for Salt and other seasonings and spices since 2018

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2020 (1.47%), and 2019 (0.43%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Salt and other seasonings and spices:

Year 2018 2019 2020
CPI 154.260 154.931 157.216

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Buying power of $20 since 2019

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Salt and other seasonings and spices, 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 0.43%
2020 $20.29 1.47%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for salt and other seasonings and spices, 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 Salt and other seasonings and spices was 154.931 in the year 2019 and 157.216 in 2020:

157.216 / 154.931 * $20 = $20.29

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2019 has the same "purchasing power" as $20.29 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Salt and other seasonings and spices).


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

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