All items less food priced at $20 in 2000 $28.97 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for All items less food

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

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for all items less food were 44.85% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $8.97 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: All items less food experienced an average inflation rate of 2.08% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, all items less food costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $28.97 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 was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 3.57%, which is above the average yearly change for all items less food during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for all items less food was higher.

Price Inflation for All items less food since 1947

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (14.56%), 1979 (11.33%), and 1981 (10.92%).

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

Year 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 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 21.683 23.275 23.517 23.792 25.292 25.892 26.383 26.558 26.617 27.083 28.008 28.625 29.175 29.658 29.975 30.383 30.725 31.150 31.550 32.325 33.400 34.858 36.767 38.992 40.800 42.033 43.642 47.975 52.475 55.950 59.592 63.850 71.083 81.433 90.325 96.250 99.617 104.000 107.983 109.742 113.608 118.258 123.700 130.292 136.142 140.742 145.125 148.950 153.108 157.500 161.108 163.417 167.025 172.983 177.767 180.500 184.675 189.375 196.050 202.650 208.099 215.471 214.040 217.853 224.484 228.956 232.338 235.785 235.406 238.773 244.367 250.567

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for All items less food, 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 3.57%
2001 $20.55 2.77%
2002 $20.87 1.54%
2003 $21.35 2.31%
2004 $21.90 2.55%
2005 $22.67 3.52%
2006 $23.43 3.37%
2007 $24.06 2.69%
2008 $24.91 3.54%
2009 $24.75 -0.66%
2010 $25.19 1.78%
2011 $25.95 3.04%
2012 $26.47 1.99%
2013 $26.86 1.48%
2014 $27.26 1.48%
2015 $27.22 -0.16%
2016 $27.61 1.43%
2017 $28.25 2.34%
2018 $28.97 2.54%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for all items less food, 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 was 172.983 in the year 2000 and 250.567 in 2018:

250.567 / 172.983 * $20 = $28.97

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $28.97 in 2018 (in the CPI category of All items less food).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for All items less food in 1947. In addition to all items less food, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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