Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products priced at $20 in 2000 $29.37 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products

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Prices for Bacon, Breakfast Sausage, And Related Products, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products were 46.86% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $9.37 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products experienced an average inflation rate of 2.16% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $29.37 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 12.28%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products was much higher.

Price Inflation for Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2000 (12.28%), 2011 (10.20%), and 2014 (7.72%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products:

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 100.000 96.577 96.331 108.162 112.038 112.885 116.077 123.054 122.692 123.069 127.438 128.039 127.702 133.498 147.120 148.154 153.299 165.127 156.629 154.445 160.015 158.845

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products, 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 12.28%
2001 $20.72 3.58%
2002 $20.87 0.76%
2003 $21.46 2.83%
2004 $22.75 6.01%
2005 $22.69 -0.29%
2006 $22.76 0.31%
2007 $23.56 3.55%
2008 $23.68 0.47%
2009 $23.61 -0.26%
2010 $24.68 4.54%
2011 $27.20 10.20%
2012 $27.39 0.70%
2013 $28.35 3.47%
2014 $30.53 7.72%
2015 $28.96 -5.15%
2016 $28.56 -1.39%
2017 $29.59 3.61%
2018 $29.37 -0.73%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products, 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 Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products was 108.162 in the year 2000 and 158.845 in 2018:

158.845 / 108.162 * $20 = $29.37

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $29.37 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products in 1997. In addition to bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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