St. Louis, Missouri prices: $20 in 2002 $30.86 in 2022

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Prices in St. Louis, 2002-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices in St Louis, Missouri are 54.29% higher in 2022 versus 2002 (a $10.86 difference in value).

Between 2002 and 2022: St. Louis experienced an average inflation rate of 2.19% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, $20 in St. Louis in the year 2002 would cost $30.86 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.45% during this same period, inflation in St. Louis was lower.

In the year 2002: Pricing changed by 1.05%, which is below the average yearly change in St. Louis during the 2002-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2002 (1.59%), inflation in St. Louis was lower.

Price Inflation in St Louis, Missouri since 1984

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2022 (6.11%), 2021 (5.54%), and 1989 (5.27%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2002

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power in St. Louis, over time, for $20 beginning in 2002. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2002$20.001.05%
2003$20.512.57%
2004$21.344.01%
2005$22.033.24%
2006$22.431.80%
2007$22.861.94%
2008$23.512.83%
2009$23.48-0.11%
2010$24.042.38%
2011$24.823.24%
2012$25.412.38%
2013$25.791.49%
2014$26.051.03%
2015$25.95-0.41%
2016$26.150.80%
2017$26.591.66%
2018$27.081.83%
2019$27.351.02%
2020$27.550.74%
2021$29.085.54%
2022$30.866.11%*

* 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 St Louis, Missouri:

Year198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI103.300107.100108.650112.150115.750121.850128.150132.100134.700137.450141.300145.250149.600152.900154.500157.600163.050167.300169.050173.400180.350186.200189.550193.232198.700198.472203.187209.776214.768217.965220.217219.321221.074224.747228.852231.187232.906245.820260.831

Adjust St. Louis prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2002 * 2002 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for St Louis, Missouri was 169.050 in the year 2002 and 260.831 in 2022:

260.831 / 169.050 * $20 = $30.86

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2002 has the same "purchasing power" as $30.86 in 2022 (in the CPI category of St Louis, Missouri).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for St Louis, Missouri in 1984. In addition to St. Louis, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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