Transportation commodities less motor fuel priced at $20 in 2010 $20.61 in 2020

Transportation Commodities Less Motor Fuel Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Transportation Commodities Less Motor Fuel, 2010-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for transportation commodities less motor fuel were 3.06% higher in 2020 versus 2010 (a $0.61 difference in value).

Between 2010 and 2020: Transportation commodities less motor fuel experienced an average inflation rate of 0.30% per year. In other words, transportation commodities less motor fuel costing $20 in the year 2010 would cost $20.61 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.71% during this same period, inflation for transportation commodities less motor fuel was lower.

Price Inflation for Transportation commodities less motor fuel since 2010

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2011 (3.40%), 2012 (1.49%), and 2017 (-1.38%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Transportation commodities less motor fuel:

Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CPI 101.126 104.565 106.123 106.562 106.478 106.466 105.644 104.183 104.110 104.830 104.219

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Buying power of $20 since 2010

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Transportation commodities less motor fuel, over time, for $20 beginning in 2010. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2010 $20.00 -
2011 $20.68 3.40%
2012 $20.99 1.49%
2013 $21.08 0.41%
2014 $21.06 -0.08%
2015 $21.06 -0.01%
2016 $20.89 -0.77%
2017 $20.60 -1.38%
2018 $20.59 -0.07%
2019 $20.73 0.69%
2020 $20.61 -0.58%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for transportation commodities less motor fuel, 2010-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2010 * 2010 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Transportation commodities less motor fuel was 101.126 in the year 2010 and 104.219 in 2020:

104.219 / 101.126 * $20 = $20.61

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2010 has the same "purchasing power" as $20.61 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Transportation commodities less motor fuel).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Transportation commodities less motor fuel in 2010. In addition to transportation commodities less motor fuel, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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