Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap priced at $20 in 1977 $43.55 in 2020

Stationery, Stationery Supplies, Gift Wrap Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Stationery, Stationery Supplies, Gift Wrap, 1977-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap were 117.73% higher in 2020 versus 1977 (a $23.55 difference in value).

Between 1977 and 2020: Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap experienced an average inflation rate of 1.83% per year. In other words, stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap costing $20 in the year 1977 would cost $43.55 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.43% during this same period, inflation for stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap was lower.

Price Inflation for Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1981 (7.67%), 1980 (7.21%), and 1982 (6.81%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap:

Year 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CPI 71.900 73.646 78.092 83.723 90.146 96.285 100.531 103.169 105.854 107.415 108.915 111.300 115.562 119.362 123.608 129.454 132.085 135.769 142.454 148.615 155.200 159.292 158.238 155.608 155.785 156.100 152.992 147.738 148.323 150.177 152.868 154.799 155.603 156.142 155.766 156.425 155.152 155.423 151.184 150.266 150.256 148.666 151.434 156.547

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Buying power of $20 since 1977

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap, over time, for $20 beginning in 1977. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1977 $20.00 -
1978 $20.49 2.43%
1979 $21.72 6.04%
1980 $23.29 7.21%
1981 $25.08 7.67%
1982 $26.78 6.81%
1983 $27.96 4.41%
1984 $28.70 2.62%
1985 $29.44 2.60%
1986 $29.88 1.48%
1987 $30.30 1.40%
1988 $30.96 2.19%
1989 $32.15 3.83%
1990 $33.20 3.29%
1991 $34.38 3.56%
1992 $36.01 4.73%
1993 $36.74 2.03%
1994 $37.77 2.79%
1995 $39.63 4.92%
1996 $41.34 4.33%
1997 $43.17 4.43%
1998 $44.31 2.64%
1999 $44.02 -0.66%
2000 $43.28 -1.66%
2001 $43.33 0.11%
2002 $43.42 0.20%
2003 $42.56 -1.99%
2004 $41.10 -3.43%
2005 $41.26 0.40%
2006 $41.77 1.25%
2007 $42.52 1.79%
2008 $43.06 1.26%
2009 $43.28 0.52%
2010 $43.43 0.35%
2011 $43.33 -0.24%
2012 $43.51 0.42%
2013 $43.16 -0.81%
2014 $43.23 0.17%
2015 $42.05 -2.73%
2016 $41.80 -0.61%
2017 $41.80 -0.01%
2018 $41.35 -1.06%
2019 $42.12 1.86%
2020 $43.55 3.38%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap, 1977-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1977 * 1977 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap was 71.900 in the year 1977 and 156.547 in 2020:

156.547 / 71.900 * $20 = $43.55

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1977 has the same "purchasing power" as $43.55 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap in 1977. In addition to stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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