Alcohol at home priced at $20 in 2000 $25.61 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Alcohol at home

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Prices for Alcohol At Home, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for alcoholic beverages at home were 28.04% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $5.61 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Alcohol at home experienced an average inflation rate of 1.38% per year. In other words, alcohol at home costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $25.61 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for alcohol at home was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 2.83%, which is above the average yearly change for alcohol at home during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for alcohol at home was lower.

Price Inflation for Alcoholic beverages at home since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1991 (12.04%), 1980 (8.33%), and 1979 (7.70%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Alcoholic beverages at home:

Year 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 71.900 74.800 80.562 87.269 93.092 97.023 100.515 102.431 105.200 109.285 111.500 114.177 117.885 122.969 137.769 141.631 142.223 142.454 143.100 146.754 149.454 150.615 153.708 158.062 161.100 164.031 166.531 170.238 172.285 174.869 179.094 184.904 190.281 190.966 191.776 193.405 195.690 196.983 197.284 198.977 200.300 202.380

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Alcohol at home, over time, for $20 beginning in 2000. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2000 $20.00 2.83%
2001 $20.38 1.92%
2002 $20.76 1.82%
2003 $21.07 1.52%
2004 $21.54 2.23%
2005 $21.80 1.20%
2006 $22.13 1.50%
2007 $22.66 2.42%
2008 $23.40 3.24%
2009 $24.08 2.91%
2010 $24.16 0.36%
2011 $24.27 0.42%
2012 $24.47 0.85%
2013 $24.76 1.18%
2014 $24.92 0.66%
2015 $24.96 0.15%
2016 $25.18 0.86%
2017 $25.34 0.66%
2018 $25.61 1.04%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for alcohol at home, 2000-2018

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Alcoholic beverages at home was 158.062 in the year 2000 and 202.380 in 2018:

202.380 / 158.062 * $20 = $25.61

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $25.61 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Alcoholic beverages at home).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Alcoholic beverages at home in 1977. In addition to alcohol at home, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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