Televisions priced at $1,000 in 2002 $32.60 in 2022

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Prices for Televisions, 2002-2022 ($1,000)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for televisions are 96.74% lower in 2022 versus 2002 (a $967.40 difference in value).

Between 2002 and 2022: Televisions experienced an average inflation rate of -15.73% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, televisions costing $1,000 in the year 2002 would cost $32.60 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.45% during this same period, inflation for televisions was significantly lower.

In the year 2002: Pricing changed by -10.44%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for televisions during the 2002-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2002 (1.59%), inflation for televisions was much lower.

Price Inflation for Televisions since 1950

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2010 (-24.70%), 2009 (-24.17%), and 2007 (-24.12%).

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Buying power of $1,000.00 since 2002

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Televisions, over time, for $1,000 beginning in 2002. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2002$1,000.00-10.44%
2003$869.03-13.10%
2004$748.23-13.90%
2005$662.13-11.51%
2006$556.47-15.96%
2007$422.24-24.12%
2008$348.61-17.44%
2009$264.36-24.17%
2010$199.05-24.70%
2011$165.43-16.89%
2012$135.33-18.20%
2013$114.19-15.62%
2014$98.11-14.08%
2015$84.21-14.17%
2016$68.01-19.24%
2017$58.76-13.59%
2018$49.00-16.61%
2019$39.63-19.12%
2020$34.08-14.00%
2021$36.035.70%
2022$32.60-9.52%*

* 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 Televisions:

Year1950195119521953195419551956195719581959196019611962196319641965196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI160.000155.800137.240132.420123.280116.860117.860123.000124.820126.540127.280123.480117.500114.820111.967106.700102.280100.27799.93899.77799.900100.29299.70098.22399.131101.808103.108101.892101.815103.215104.623105.477104.123100.53195.43888.65483.20879.70077.61576.06274.63872.88572.39270.66969.92368.07764.49261.70059.22354.91549.92344.79240.11534.86230.01526.56222.32316.93813.98410.6057.9856.6365.4294.5813.9363.3782.7282.3571.9661.5901.3671.4451.308

Adjust televisions 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 Televisions was 40.115 in the year 2002 and 1.308 in 2022:

1.308 / 40.115 * $1,000 = $32.60

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $1,000 in 2002 has the same "purchasing power" as $32.60 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Televisions).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Televisions in 1950. In addition to televisions, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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