Window coverings priced at $20 in 1997 $12.50 in 2021

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Prices for Window Coverings, 1997-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for window coverings were 37.49% lower in 2021 versus 1997 (a $7.50 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2021: Window coverings experienced an average inflation rate of -1.94% per year. In other words, window coverings costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $12.50 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.13% during this same period, inflation for window coverings was significantly lower.

Price Inflation for Window coverings since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2010 (-7.81%), 2001 (-7.17%), and 2015 (-6.58%).

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

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 100.000 100.615 100.415 101.977 94.669 92.369 90.292 88.169 86.354 86.562 86.077 85.779 82.202 75.780 74.275 74.371 74.502 73.313 68.487 69.158 66.951 64.152 62.048 66.024 62.511

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Buying power of $20 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Window coverings, 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 $20.12 0.62%
1999 $20.08 -0.20%
2000 $20.40 1.56%
2001 $18.93 -7.17%
2002 $18.47 -2.43%
2003 $18.06 -2.25%
2004 $17.63 -2.35%
2005 $17.27 -2.06%
2006 $17.31 0.24%
2007 $17.22 -0.56%
2008 $17.16 -0.35%
2009 $16.44 -4.17%
2010 $15.16 -7.81%
2011 $14.86 -1.99%
2012 $14.87 0.13%
2013 $14.90 0.18%
2014 $14.66 -1.60%
2015 $13.70 -6.58%
2016 $13.83 0.98%
2017 $13.39 -3.19%
2018 $12.83 -4.18%
2019 $12.41 -3.28%
2020 $13.20 6.41%
2021 $12.50 -5.32%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for window coverings, 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 coverings was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 62.511 in 2021:

62.511 / 100.000 * $20 = $12.50

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $12.50 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Window coverings).


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

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