All items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks priced at $20 in 2000 $26.64 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for All items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks

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Prices for All Items Less Food, Shelter, Energy, And Used Cars And Trucks, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for all items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks were 33.18% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $6.64 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: All items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks experienced an average inflation rate of 1.60% per year. In other words, all items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $26.64 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for all items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 1.89%, which is above the average yearly change for all items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for all items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks was lower.

Price Inflation for All items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks since 1967

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (9.20%), 1981 (8.47%), and 1975 (8.45%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for All items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks:

Year 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 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 39.550 41.417 43.500 45.792 48.025 49.242 50.625 54.550 59.158 63.142 66.825 70.617 75.467 82.408 89.392 95.625 100.133 104.217 108.500 113.067 117.683 122.558 128.150 134.592 141.692 147.092 152.008 156.025 160.167 164.133 167.642 170.508 173.308 176.583 180.092 183.033 185.092 187.792 191.067 194.725 197.750 202.259 207.225 210.374 214.161 218.735 221.890 224.204 226.513 229.939 232.194 235.179

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for All items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks, 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 1.89%
2001 $20.40 1.99%
2002 $20.73 1.63%
2003 $20.96 1.12%
2004 $21.27 1.46%
2005 $21.64 1.74%
2006 $22.05 1.91%
2007 $22.40 1.55%
2008 $22.91 2.28%
2009 $23.47 2.46%
2010 $23.83 1.52%
2011 $24.26 1.80%
2012 $24.77 2.14%
2013 $25.13 1.44%
2014 $25.39 1.04%
2015 $25.66 1.03%
2016 $26.04 1.51%
2017 $26.30 0.98%
2018 $26.64 1.29%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for all items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks, 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 All items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks was 176.583 in the year 2000 and 235.179 in 2018:

235.179 / 176.583 * $20 = $26.64

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $26.64 in 2018 (in the CPI category of All items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for All items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks in 1967. In addition to all items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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