Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies priced at $20 in 2012 $22.90 in 2022

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Prices for Tools, Hardware, Outdoor Equipment And Supplies, 2012-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies are 14.49% higher in 2022 versus 2012 (a $2.90 difference in value).

Between 2012 and 2022: Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies experienced an average inflation rate of 1.36% per year. In other words, tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $22.90 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.42% during this same period, inflation for tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies was lower.

In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 0.39%, which is below the average yearly change for tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies during the 2012-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies was lower.

Price Inflation for Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2022 (9.94%), 2021 (3.47%), and 2010 (-2.71%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2012

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies, over time, for $20 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2012$20.000.39%
2013$20.010.06%
2014$19.85-0.82%
2015$19.80-0.21%
2016$19.60-1.04%
2017$19.48-0.62%
2018$19.47-0.05%
2019$19.761.53%
2020$20.131.84%
2021$20.833.47%
2022$22.909.94%*

* 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 Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies:

Year19971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.000100.33899.03897.00896.66295.73894.00893.48594.36294.58594.56993.45494.17091.61891.62891.98292.03491.27691.08190.13089.57689.53190.89992.56995.782105.305

Adjust tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2012 * 2012 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies was 91.982 in the year 2012 and 105.305 in 2022:

105.305 / 91.982 * $20 = $22.90

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2012 has the same "purchasing power" as $22.90 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies in 1997. In addition to tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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