Window and floor coverings and other linens priced at $20 in 1997 $11.20 in 2021

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Prices for Window And Floor Coverings And Other Linens, 1997-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for window and floor coverings and other linens were 44.02% lower in 2021 versus 1997 (a $8.80 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2021: Window and floor coverings and other linens experienced an average inflation rate of -2.39% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, window and floor coverings and other linens costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $11.20 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.10% during this same period, inflation for window and floor coverings and other linens was significantly lower.

Price Inflation for Window and floor coverings and other linens since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2010 (-5.28%), 2003 (-4.89%), and 2007 (-4.09%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Window and floor coverings and other linens:

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 100.000 101.531 100.954 100.900 98.392 96.231 91.523 88.785 87.369 84.154 80.709 78.208 75.334 71.354 69.622 67.385 64.931 63.551 61.043 59.852 57.947 57.729 56.466 57.087 55.983

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Buying power of $20 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Window and floor coverings and other linens, over time, for $20 beginning in 1997. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1997 $20.00 -
1998 $20.31 1.53%
1999 $20.19 -0.57%
2000 $20.18 -0.05%
2001 $19.68 -2.49%
2002 $19.25 -2.20%
2003 $18.30 -4.89%
2004 $17.76 -2.99%
2005 $17.47 -1.59%
2006 $16.83 -3.68%
2007 $16.14 -4.09%
2008 $15.64 -3.10%
2009 $15.07 -3.67%
2010 $14.27 -5.28%
2011 $13.92 -2.43%
2012 $13.48 -3.21%
2013 $12.99 -3.64%
2014 $12.71 -2.13%
2015 $12.21 -3.95%
2016 $11.97 -1.95%
2017 $11.59 -3.18%
2018 $11.55 -0.37%
2019 $11.29 -2.19%
2020 $11.42 1.10%
2021 $11.20 -1.93%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for window and floor coverings and other linens, 1997-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 1997 * 1997 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Window and floor coverings and other linens was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 55.983 in 2021:

55.983 / 100.000 * $20 = $11.20

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $11.20 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Window and floor coverings and other linens).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Window and floor coverings and other linens in 1997. In addition to window and floor coverings and other linens, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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