Watches priced at $20 in 2020 $21.24 in 2022

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Prices for Watches, 2020-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for watches are 6.18% higher in 2022 versus 2020 (a $1.24 difference in value).

Between 2020 and 2022: Watches experienced an average inflation rate of 3.05% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, watches costing $20 in the year 2020 would cost $21.24 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 5.55% during this same period, inflation for watches was lower.

In the year 2020: Pricing changed by 3.33%, which is above the average yearly change for watches during the 2020-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2020 (1.23%), inflation for watches was higher.

Price Inflation for Watches since 1986

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2016 (5.16%), 1994 (4.82%), and 2017 (4.75%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2020

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Watches, over time, for $20 beginning in 2020. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2020$20.003.33%
2021$20.874.35%
2022$21.241.76%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Watches:

Year1986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.000102.392106.062108.808110.138114.900116.085118.777124.508129.054129.762126.662123.531122.269122.154120.131115.685112.562115.000115.215116.769116.744116.707116.622114.997116.671118.312121.569122.202123.188129.550135.698138.271138.794143.414149.648152.284

Adjust watches prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2020 * 2020 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Watches was 143.414 in the year 2020 and 152.284 in 2022:

152.284 / 143.414 * $20 = $21.24

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2020 has the same "purchasing power" as $21.24 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Watches).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Watches in 1986. In addition to watches, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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