Video and audio products priced at $20 in 2009 $7.38 in 2020

Video And Audio Products Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Video And Audio Products, 2009-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for video and audio products were 63.12% lower in 2020 versus 2009 (a $12.62 difference in value).

Between 2009 and 2020: Video and audio products experienced an average inflation rate of -8.67% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, video and audio products costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $7.38 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.72% during this same period, inflation for video and audio products was significantly lower.

Price Inflation for Video and audio products since 2009

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2018 (-12.25%), 2016 (-11.32%), and 2019 (-9.47%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Video and audio products:

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CPI 100.000 94.375 86.135 78.086 72.383 67.119 61.302 54.365 49.534 43.467 39.350 36.880

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Buying power of $20 since 2009

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Video and audio products, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2009 $20.00 -
2010 $18.88 -5.62%
2011 $17.23 -8.73%
2012 $15.62 -9.35%
2013 $14.48 -7.30%
2014 $13.42 -7.27%
2015 $12.26 -8.67%
2016 $10.87 -11.32%
2017 $9.91 -8.89%
2018 $8.69 -12.25%
2019 $7.87 -9.47%
2020 $7.38 -6.28%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for video and audio products, 2009-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2009 * 2009 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Video and audio products was 100.000 in the year 2009 and 36.880 in 2020:

36.880 / 100.000 * $20 = $7.38

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2009 has the same "purchasing power" as $7.38 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Video and audio products).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Video and audio products in 2009. In addition to video and audio products, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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