Atlanta, Georgia prices: $20 in 2000 $27.99 in 2018

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Prices in Atlanta, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices in Atlanta, Georgia were 39.95% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $7.99 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Atlanta experienced an average inflation rate of 1.88% per year. In other words, $20 in Atlanta in the year 2000 would cost $27.99 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation in Atlanta was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 3.53%, which is above the average yearly change in Atlanta during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation in Atlanta was higher.

Price Inflation in Atlanta, Georgia since 1917

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1998 (37.33%), 1919 (21.47%), and 1947 (16.95%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Atlanta, Georgia:

Year 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 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 15.200 15.450 18.767 21.900 19.392 17.517 17.542 17.333 17.683 18.108 17.900 17.308 17.183 16.692 15.150 13.583 12.575 13.067 13.475 13.742 14.092 13.800 13.658 13.617 14.267 15.825 16.958 17.275 17.883 18.975 22.192 23.750 23.792 23.967 26.250 26.983 27.283 27.250 27.075 27.467 28.208 28.967 29.133 29.600 29.758 30.000 30.233 30.717 31.117 32.050 33.083 34.375 36.367 38.450 40.267 41.508 44.017 48.792 53.358 55.933 59.225 63.658 70.158 79.875 89.875 95.817 99.758 103.967 108.675 112.075 113.500 113.500 113.500 113.500 113.500 113.500 113.500 113.500 113.500 113.500 117.325 161.117 164.567 170.375 176.108 178.158 180.708 182.983 188.708 193.575 199.683 206.703 200.852 203.383 208.851 212.681 216.061 220.886 221.615 225.262 232.603 238.442

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power in Atlanta, 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 3.53%
2001 $20.67 3.37%
2002 $20.91 1.16%
2003 $21.21 1.43%
2004 $21.48 1.26%
2005 $22.15 3.13%
2006 $22.72 2.58%
2007 $23.44 3.16%
2008 $24.26 3.52%
2009 $23.58 -2.83%
2010 $23.87 1.26%
2011 $24.52 2.69%
2012 $24.97 1.83%
2013 $25.36 1.59%
2014 $25.93 2.23%
2015 $26.01 0.33%
2016 $26.44 1.65%
2017 $27.30 3.26%
2018 $27.99 2.51%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for Atlanta, 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 Atlanta, Georgia was 170.375 in the year 2000 and 238.442 in 2018:

238.442 / 170.375 * $20 = $27.99

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $27.99 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Atlanta, Georgia).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Atlanta, Georgia in 1917. In addition to Atlanta, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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