# \$20 in 1993 → \$33.88 in 2017

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### U.S. Inflation Rate, 1993-2017 (\$20)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.22% per year. Prices in 2017 are 69.4% higher than prices in 1993.

In other words, \$20 in the year 1993 is equivalent in purchasing power to \$33.88 in 2017, a difference of \$13.88 over 24 years.

The inflation rate in 2017 was 1.99%.

 Cumulative price change 69.40% Average inflation rate 2.22% Price difference (\$20 base) \$13.88 CPI in 1993 144.5 CPI in 2017 244.786

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### How to calculate the inflation rate for \$20, 1993 to 2017

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 1993 * 1993 USD value = 2017 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 144.5 in the year 1993 and 244.786 in 2017:

244.786 / 144.5 * \$20 = \$33.88

\$20 in 1993 has the same "purchasing power" as \$33.88 in 2017.