Sauces and gravies priced at $20 in 2020 $22.60 in 2022

Sauces And Gravies Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Sauces And Gravies, 2020-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for sauces and gravies are 12.98% higher in 2022 versus 2020 (a $2.60 difference in value).

Between 2020 and 2022: Sauces and gravies experienced an average inflation rate of 6.29% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, sauces and gravies costing $20 in the year 2020 would cost $22.60 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 6.17% during this same period, inflation for sauces and gravies was higher.

In the year 2020: Pricing changed by 3.34%, which is below the average yearly change for sauces and gravies during the 2020-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2020 (1.23%), inflation for sauces and gravies was higher.

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 (11.40%), 2009 (8.22%), and 2008 (4.72%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2020

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Sauces and gravies, over time, for $20 beginning in 2020. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2020$20.003.34%
2021$20.281.42%
2022$22.6011.40%*

* 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:

Year19971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.000102.408104.000104.931108.431109.785111.700108.131108.615109.854111.491116.751126.345126.437129.635131.514131.724133.416136.665136.112137.072139.570139.908144.574146.628163.339

Adjust sauces and gravies prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2020 * 2020 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Sauces and gravies was 144.574 in the year 2020 and 163.339 in 2022:

163.339 / 144.574 * $20 = $22.60

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2020 has the same "purchasing power" as $22.60 in 2022 (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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