Sports equipment priced at $20 in 2018 $19.71 in 2019

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Prices for Sports Equipment, 2018-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for sports equipment were 1.45% lower in 2019 versus 2018 (a $0.29 difference in value).

Between 2018 and 2019: Sports equipment experienced an average inflation rate of -1.45% per year. In other words, sports equipment costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $19.71 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.70% during this same period, inflation for sports equipment was significantly lower.

Price Inflation for Sports equipment since 2018

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: and 2019 (-1.45%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Sports equipment:

Year 2018 2019
CPI 79.417 78.267

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Buying power of $20 since 2018

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Sports equipment, over time, for $20 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2018 $20.00 -
2019 $19.71 -1.45%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for sports equipment, 2018-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2018 * 2018 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Sports equipment was 79.417 in the year 2018 and 78.267 in 2019:

78.267 / 79.417 * $20 = $19.71

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" as $19.71 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Sports equipment).


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

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