Video discs and other media, including rental of video priced at $20 in 1998 $13.84 in 2022

Video Discs And Other Media, Including Rental Of Video Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Video Discs And Other Media, Including Rental Of Video, 1998-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for video discs and other media, including rental of video are 30.78% lower in 2022 versus 1998 (a $6.16 difference in value).

Between 1998 and 2022: Video discs and other media, including rental of video experienced an average inflation rate of -1.52% per year. In other words, video discs and other media, including rental of video costing $20 in the year 1998 would cost $13.84 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.40% during this same period, inflation for video discs and other media, including rental of video was significantly lower.

In the year 1998: Pricing changed by -3.78%, which is below the average yearly change for video discs and other media, including rental of video during the 1998-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1998 (1.55%), inflation for video discs and other media, including rental of video was much lower.

Price Inflation for Video discs and other media, including rental of video since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2020 (-7.04%), 2014 (-5.06%), and 2003 (-4.27%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1998

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Video discs and other media, including rental of video, over time, for $20 beginning in 1998. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1998$20.00-3.78%
1999$19.15-4.26%
2000$18.41-3.86%
2001$17.66-4.05%
2002$17.01-3.72%
2003$16.28-4.27%
2004$16.12-0.96%
2005$15.93-1.19%
2006$15.93-0.03%
2007$15.82-0.68%
2008$16.111.83%
2009$16.160.30%
2010$15.84-1.97%
2011$16.312.96%
2012$16.521.33%
2013$16.04-2.93%
2014$15.23-5.06%
2015$15.13-0.62%
2016$15.270.87%
2017$14.83-2.86%
2018$15.162.23%
2019$15.492.15%
2020$14.40-7.04%
2021$13.82-4.03%
2022$13.840.20%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Video discs and other media, including rental of video:

Year19971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.00096.22392.12388.56984.98581.82378.33177.57776.65476.63176.11277.50877.73876.20378.45779.50477.17673.26772.80973.44571.34572.93974.50669.26366.47466.607

Adjust video discs and other media, including rental of video prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1998 * 1998 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Video discs and other media, including rental of video was 96.223 in the year 1998 and 66.607 in 2022:

66.607 / 96.223 * $20 = $13.84

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1998 has the same "purchasing power" as $13.84 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Video discs and other media, including rental of video).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Video discs and other media, including rental of video in 1997. In addition to video discs and other media, including rental of video, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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