Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap priced at $20 in 2018 $21.54 in 2020

Stationery, Stationery Supplies, Gift Wrap Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Stationery, Stationery Supplies, Gift Wrap, 2018-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap were 7.68% higher in 2020 versus 2018 (a $1.54 difference in value).

Between 2018 and 2020: Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap experienced an average inflation rate of 3.77% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $21.54 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.37% during this same period, inflation for stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap was higher.

Price Inflation for Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap since 2018

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2020 (5.71%), and 2019 (1.86%).

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

Year 2018 2019 2020
CPI 148.666 151.434 160.082

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Buying power of $20 since 2018

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap, 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 $20.37 1.86%
2020 $21.54 5.71%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap, 2018-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2018 * 2018 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap was 148.666 in the year 2018 and 160.082 in 2020:

160.082 / 148.666 * $20 = $21.54

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" as $21.54 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 2018. 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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