All items (chained) priced at $20 in 1999 $32.44 in 2022

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Prices for All Items (chained), 1999-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for all items (chained) are 62.20% higher in 2022 versus 1999 (a $12.44 difference in value).

Between 1999 and 2022: All items (chained) experienced an average inflation rate of 2.13% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, all items (chained) costing $20 in the year 1999 would cost $32.44 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.44% during this same period, inflation for all items (chained) was lower.

Price Inflation for All items (chained) since 1999

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2022 (6.72%), 2021 (4.49%), and 2008 (3.73%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1999

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for All items (chained), over time, for $20 beginning in 1999. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1999$20.00-
2000$20.401.99%
2001$20.862.26%
2002$21.121.26%
2003$21.552.04%
2004$22.092.51%
2005$22.742.92%
2006$23.402.90%
2007$23.992.53%
2008$24.893.73%
2009$24.77-0.47%
2010$25.121.42%
2011$25.893.06%
2012$26.401.95%
2013$26.721.22%
2014$27.101.45%
2015$27.07-0.12%
2016$27.330.93%
2017$27.811.76%
2018$28.372.02%
2019$28.781.45%
2020$29.091.07%
2021$30.404.49%
2022$32.446.72%*

* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.


Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for All items (chained):

Year199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.000101.992104.292105.608107.762110.462113.692116.992119.957124.433123.850125.615129.453131.976133.592135.524135.362136.625139.036141.842143.904145.449151.985162.196

Adjust all items (chained) prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1999 * 1999 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for All items (chained) was 100.000 in the year 1999 and 162.196 in 2022:

162.196 / 100.000 * $20 = $32.44

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1999 has the same "purchasing power" as $32.44 in 2022 (in the CPI category of All items (chained)).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for All items (chained) in 1999. In addition to all items (chained), the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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