Video discs and other media, including rental of video priced at $20 in 2018 $18.22 in 2021

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, 2018-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for video discs and other media, including rental of video were 8.92% lower in 2021 versus 2018 (a $1.78 difference in value).

Between 2018 and 2021: Video discs and other media, including rental of video experienced an average inflation rate of -3.07% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, video discs and other media, including rental of video costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $18.22 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.97% during this same period, inflation for video discs and other media, including rental of video was significantly lower.

In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 2.23%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for video discs and other media, including rental of video during the 2018-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for video discs and other media, including rental of video was 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%).

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

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
CPI 100.000 96.223 92.123 88.569 84.985 81.823 78.331 77.577 76.654 76.631 76.112 77.508 77.738 76.203 78.457 79.504 77.176 73.267 72.809 73.445 71.345 72.939 74.506 69.263 66.435

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Buying power of $20 since 2018

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Video discs and other media, including rental of video, over time, for $20 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2018 $20.00 2.23%
2019 $20.43 2.15%
2020 $18.99 -7.04%
2021 $18.22 -4.08%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for video discs and other media, including rental of video, 2018-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 2018 * 2018 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Video discs and other media, including rental of video was 72.939 in the year 2018 and 66.435 in 2021:

66.435 / 72.939 * $20 = $18.22

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" as $18.22 in 2021 (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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