Transportation services priced at $20 in 1935 $661.78 in 2023

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Prices for Transportation Services, 1935-2023 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for transportation services are 3,208.90% higher in 2023 versus 1935 (a $641.78 difference in value).

Between 1935 and 2023: Transportation services experienced an average inflation rate of 4.06% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, transportation services costing $20 in the year 1935 would cost $661.78 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.58% during this same period, inflation for transportation services was higher.

Price Inflation for Transportation services since 1935

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1976 (14.14%), 1980 (14%), and 1948 (12.42%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1935

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Transportation services, over time, for $20 beginning in 1935. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1935$20.00-
1936$19.92-0.42%
1937$19.83-0.43%
1938$19.970.68%
1939$20.000.17%
1940$20.000.00% **
1941$20.070.34%
1942$21.255.91%
1943$21.15-0.48%
1944$21.190.16%
1945$21.190.00% **
1946$21.591.92%
1947$22.373.61%
1948$25.1512.42%
1949$27.8310.65%
1950$29.596.33%
1951$32.419.51%
1952$34.687.01%
1953$36.816.16%
1954$38.414.33%
1955$38.410.00% **
1956$38.981.50%
1957$40.864.82%
1958$43.436.29%
1959$44.943.48%
1960$46.132.64%
1961$47.172.26%
1962$47.891.52%
1963$48.451.17%
1964$49.492.15%
1965$51.423.90%
1966$53.564.16%
1967$55.293.24%
1968$57.514.01%
1969$61.547.01%
1970$68.1010.66%
1971$73.608.08%
1972$75.252.25%
1973$75.720.62%
1974$78.513.68%
1975$84.467.57%
1976$96.4014.14%
1977$104.208.09%
1978$109.204.80%
1979$117.747.82%
1980$134.2214.00%
1981$150.2311.93%
1982$162.888.42%
1983$167.993.14%
1984$177.635.74%
1985$186.444.96%
1986$197.135.73%
1987$206.614.81%
1988$216.995.02%
1989$229.845.92%
1990$244.346.31%
1991$256.194.85%
1992$263.832.98%
1993$276.084.64%
1994$285.713.49%
1995$298.064.32%
1996$305.852.62%
1997$313.602.53%
1998$318.421.54%
1999$323.171.49%
2000$332.362.84%
2001$342.142.94%
2002$354.453.60%
2003$366.643.44%
2004$373.831.96%
2005$382.462.31%
2006$391.112.26%
2007$396.151.29%
2008$413.684.43%
2009$425.482.85%
2010$440.383.50%
2011$454.243.15%
2012$462.471.81%
2013$474.582.62%
2014$483.481.88%
2015$493.242.02%
2016$507.502.89%
2017$525.283.50%
2018$545.453.84%
2019$550.800.98%
2020$530.17-3.74%
2021$549.443.63%
2022$606.4010.37%
2023$661.789.13%*

* 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 Transportation services:

Year19351936193719381939194019411942194319441945194619471948194919501951195219531954195519561957195819591960196119621963196419651966196719681969197019711972197319741975197619771978197919801981198219831984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020202120222023
CPI11.80011.75011.70011.78011.80011.80011.84012.54012.48012.50012.50012.74013.20014.84016.42017.46019.12020.46021.72022.66022.66023.00024.10825.62326.51527.21527.83128.25428.58529.20030.33831.60032.62333.93136.30840.17743.42344.40044.67746.32349.83156.87761.47764.43169.46979.19288.63896.10099.115104.800110.000116.308121.900128.023135.608144.162151.154155.662162.885168.569175.854180.454185.023187.869190.669196.092201.862209.123216.315220.562225.654230.754233.731244.074251.031259.823268.002272.858280.002285.255291.012299.427309.915321.814324.971312.803324.169357.779390.451

Adjust transportation services prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2023 / CPI in 1935 * 1935 USD value = 2023 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Transportation services was 11.800 in the year 1935 and 390.451 in 2023:

390.451 / 11.800 * $20 = $661.78

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1935 has the same "purchasing power" as $661.78 in 2023 (in the CPI category of Transportation services).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Transportation services in 1935. In addition to transportation services, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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