All items less food and shelter priced at $20 in 2000 $27.39 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for All items less food and shelter

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

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for all items less food and shelter were 36.95% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $7.39 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: All items less food and shelter experienced an average inflation rate of 1.76% per year. In other words, all items less food and shelter costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $27.39 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 and shelter was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 3.76%, which is above the average yearly change for all items less food and shelter during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for all items less food and shelter was higher.

Price Inflation for All items less food and shelter since 1967

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (12.86%), 1981 (10.39%), and 1974 (10.06%).

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

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 35.825 37.333 39.033 40.917 42.892 43.950 45.483 50.058 54.658 58.508 62.267 65.808 72.342 81.642 90.125 95.775 99.875 104.025 107.367 107.617 111.050 115.142 120.508 126.858 132.592 137.067 141.408 144.833 148.558 152.583 155.442 156.142 159.025 165.008 168.658 169.183 172.967 177.233 184.533 190.700 194.729 202.851 199.350 205.569 213.933 217.989 220.146 221.672 217.063 217.528 221.282 225.976

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for All items less food and shelter, 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 3.76%
2001 $20.44 2.21%
2002 $20.51 0.31%
2003 $20.96 2.24%
2004 $21.48 2.47%
2005 $22.37 4.12%
2006 $23.11 3.34%
2007 $23.60 2.11%
2008 $24.59 4.17%
2009 $24.16 -1.73%
2010 $24.92 3.12%
2011 $25.93 4.07%
2012 $26.42 1.90%
2013 $26.68 0.99%
2014 $26.87 0.69%
2015 $26.31 -2.08%
2016 $26.37 0.21%
2017 $26.82 1.73%
2018 $27.39 2.12%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for all items less food and shelter, 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 and shelter was 165.008 in the year 2000 and 225.976 in 2018:

225.976 / 165.008 * $20 = $27.39

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $27.39 in 2018 (in the CPI category of All items less food and shelter).


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

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