Sauces and gravies priced at $20 in 2018 $25.85 in 2023

Sauces And Gravies Inflation Calculator


Prices for Sauces And Gravies, 2018-2023 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for sauces and gravies are 29.26% higher in 2023 versus 2018 (a $5.85 difference in value).

Between 2018 and 2023: Sauces and gravies experienced an average inflation rate of 5.27% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, sauces and gravies costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $25.85 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.91% during this same period, inflation for sauces and gravies was higher.

In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 1.82%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for sauces and gravies during the 2018-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for sauces and gravies was lower.

Price Inflation for Sauces and gravies since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2022 (12.21%), 2023 (9.65%), and 2009 (8.22%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2018

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Sauces and gravies, over time, for $20 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 Sauces and gravies:


Adjust sauces and gravies prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2023 / CPI in 2018 * 2018 USD value = 2023 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Sauces and gravies was 139.570 in the year 2018 and 180.409 in 2023:

180.409 / 139.570 * $20 = $25.85

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" as $25.85 in 2023 (in the CPI category of Sauces and gravies).

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

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