Sports vehicles including bicycles priced at $20 in 1978 $47.15 in 2022

Sports Vehicles Including Bicycles Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Sports Vehicles Including Bicycles, 1978-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for sports vehicles including bicycles are 135.75% higher in 2022 versus 1978 (a $27.15 difference in value).

Between 1978 and 2022: Sports vehicles including bicycles experienced an average inflation rate of 1.97% per year. In other words, sports vehicles including bicycles costing $20 in the year 1978 would cost $47.15 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.44% during this same period, inflation for sports vehicles including bicycles was lower.

Price Inflation for Sports vehicles including bicycles since 1978

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (10.10%), 1979 (7.04%), and 2021 (6.94%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1978

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Sports vehicles including bicycles, over time, for $20 beginning in 1978. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1978$20.00-
1979$21.417.04%
1980$23.5710.10%
1981$25.166.73%
1982$26.274.41%
1983$26.551.09%
1984$27.613.98%
1985$28.483.16%
1986$28.31-0.60%
1987$28.28-0.09%
1988$29.193.21%
1989$30.103.11%
1990$30.922.73%
1991$31.491.85%
1992$32.101.93%
1993$32.320.69%
1994$32.781.41%
1995$33.592.48%
1996$33.700.33%
1997$33.38-0.96%
1998$33.580.62%
1999$34.502.73%
2000$35.091.71%
2001$35.611.47%
2002$35.34-0.76%
2003$34.92-1.17%
2004$35.070.43%
2005$35.711.81%
2006$36.993.59%
2007$36.98-0.03%
2008$37.371.07%
2009$37.560.49%
2010$37.890.88%
2011$39.273.65%
2012$39.781.31%
2013$40.221.10%
2014$40.10-0.31%
2015$40.08-0.04%
2016$39.45-1.57%
2017$38.97-1.23%
2018$39.792.13%
2019$41.203.53%
2020$42.192.40%
2021$45.116.94%
2022$47.154.51%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

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

Year197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI74.60079.85487.92393.83897.97799.046102.985106.238105.600105.500108.885112.269115.331117.469119.738120.562122.262125.292125.700124.492125.269128.685130.885132.808131.800130.262130.815133.185137.969137.923139.401140.082141.313146.466148.385150.023149.555149.499147.150145.340148.435153.676157.358168.278175.872

Adjust sports vehicles including bicycles prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1978 * 1978 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Sports vehicles including bicycles was 74.600 in the year 1978 and 175.872 in 2022:

175.872 / 74.600 * $20 = $47.15

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1978 has the same "purchasing power" as $47.15 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Sports vehicles including bicycles).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Sports vehicles including bicycles in 1978. In addition to sports vehicles including bicycles, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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