Video discs and other media, including rental of video priced at $20 in 2019 $18.62 in 2020

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, 2019-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for video discs and other media, including rental of video were 6.90% lower in 2020 versus 2019 (a $1.38 difference in value).

Between 2019 and 2020: Video discs and other media, including rental of video experienced an average inflation rate of -6.90% 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 2019 would cost $18.62 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 0.74% during this same period, inflation for video discs and other media, including rental of video was significantly lower.

In the year 2019: Pricing changed by 2.15%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for video discs and other media, including rental of video during the 2019-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2019 (1.81%), inflation for video discs and other media, including rental of video was higher.

Price Inflation for Video discs and other media, including rental of video since 2018

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2020 (-6.90%), and 2019 (2.15%).

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

Year 2018 2019 2020
CPI 72.939 74.506 69.365

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Buying power of $20 since 2019

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Video discs and other media, including rental of video, over time, for $20 beginning in 2019. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2019 $20.00 2.15%
2020 $18.62 -6.90%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for video discs and other media, including rental of video, 2019-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2019 * 2019 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Video discs and other media, including rental of video was 74.506 in the year 2019 and 69.365 in 2020:

69.365 / 74.506 * $20 = $18.62

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2019 has the same "purchasing power" as $18.62 in 2020 (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 2018. 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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