San Diego, California prices: $1 in 2018 $1.16 in 2022

Inflation in California


Prices in San Diego, 2018-2022 ($1)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices in San Diego, California are 16.12% higher in 2022 versus 2018 (a $0.16 difference in value).

Between 2018 and 2022: San Diego experienced an average inflation rate of 3.81% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, $1 in San Diego in the year 2018 would cost $1.16 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.90% during this same period, inflation in San Diego was lower.

In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 5.47%, which is above the average yearly change in San Diego during the 2018-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation in San Diego was much higher.

Price Inflation in San Diego, California since 1984

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1985 (10.84%), 2001 (8.15%), and 2002 (7.97%).

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Buying power of $1.00 since 2018

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power in San Diego, over time, for $1 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate

* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for San Diego, California:


Adjust San Diego prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2018 * 2018 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for San Diego, California was 385.694 in the year 2018 and 447.869 in 2022:

447.869 / 385.694 * $1 = $1.16

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $1 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" as $1.16 in 2022 (in the CPI category of San Diego, California).

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for San Diego, California in 1984. In addition to San Diego, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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