According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for window coverings were 3.82% higher in 2020 versus 2018 (a $0.76 difference in value).

**Between 2018 and 2020:** Window coverings experienced an average inflation rate of 1.89% per year.
In other words, window coverings costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $20.76 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase.
Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.46% during this same period, inflation for window coverings was
higher.

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

Year |
2018 | 2019 | 2020 |

CPI |
64.152 | 62.048 | 66.600 |

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Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Window coverings, 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 | - |

2019 | $19.34 | -3.28% |

2020 | $20.76 | 7.34%* |

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2018 * 2018 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Window coverings was 64.152 in the year 2018 and 66.600 in 2020:

66.600 / 64.152 * $20 =

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" as $20.76 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Window coverings).