Sewing machines, fabric and supplies priced at $20 in 1997 $19.82 in 2021

Sewing Machines, Fabric And Supplies Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Sewing Machines, Fabric And Supplies, 1997-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for sewing machines, fabric and supplies were 0.92% lower in 2021 versus 1997 (a $0.18 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2021: Sewing machines, fabric and supplies experienced an average inflation rate of -0.04% per year. In other words, sewing machines, fabric and supplies costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $19.82 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.16% during this same period, inflation for sewing machines, fabric and supplies was lower.

Price Inflation for Sewing machines, fabric and supplies since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2019 (4.62%), 2018 (4.12%), and 2007 (-3.79%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Sewing machines, fabric and supplies:

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 98.908 96.631 96.508 96.423 96.077 94.008 94.500 92.785 91.962 88.473 88.760 91.279 93.875 96.500 99.347 99.622 99.505 97.365 94.482 93.504 97.354 101.852 98.696 99.077

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Buying power of $20 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Sewing machines, fabric and supplies, 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 $19.78 -1.09%
1999 $19.33 -2.30%
2000 $19.30 -0.13%
2001 $19.28 -0.09%
2002 $19.22 -0.36%
2003 $18.80 -2.15%
2004 $18.90 0.52%
2005 $18.56 -1.82%
2006 $18.39 -0.89%
2007 $17.69 -3.79%
2008 $17.75 0.33%
2009 $18.26 2.84%
2010 $18.78 2.84%
2011 $19.30 2.80%
2012 $19.87 2.95%
2013 $19.92 0.28%
2014 $19.90 -0.12%
2015 $19.47 -2.15%
2016 $18.90 -2.96%
2017 $18.70 -1.03%
2018 $19.47 4.12%
2019 $20.37 4.62%
2020 $19.74 -3.10%
2021 $19.82 0.39%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for sewing machines, fabric and supplies, 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 Sewing machines, fabric and supplies was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 99.077 in 2021:

99.077 / 100.000 * $20 = $19.82

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $19.82 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Sewing machines, fabric and supplies).


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

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