Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies priced at $20 in 2000 $30.56 in 2019

Historical Price Inflation for Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

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Prices for Cakes, Cupcakes, And Cookies, 2000-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies were 52.79% higher in 2019 versus 2000 (a $10.56 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2019: Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies experienced an average inflation rate of 2.26% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, cakes, cupcakes, and cookies costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $30.56 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.02% during this same period, inflation for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 1.57%, which is below the average yearly change for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies during the 2000-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies was lower.

Price Inflation for Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies since 1996

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2008 (8.18%), 2009 (4.50%), and 2012 (4.02%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies:

Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
CPI 174.150 179.233 181.158 184.992 187.900 192.025 196.650 202.742 206.367 209.783 214.217 221.710 239.857 250.649 251.664 255.959 266.254 271.051 273.562 278.830 281.614 282.729 287.462 287.088

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies, 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 1.57%
2001 $20.44 2.20%
2002 $20.93 2.41%
2003 $21.58 3.10%
2004 $21.97 1.79%
2005 $22.33 1.66%
2006 $22.80 2.11%
2007 $23.60 3.50%
2008 $25.53 8.18%
2009 $26.68 4.50%
2010 $26.79 0.40%
2011 $27.24 1.71%
2012 $28.34 4.02%
2013 $28.85 1.80%
2014 $29.12 0.93%
2015 $29.68 1.93%
2016 $29.97 1.00%
2017 $30.09 0.40%
2018 $30.60 1.67%
2019 $30.56 -0.13%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies, 2000-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies was 187.900 in the year 2000 and 287.088 in 2019:

287.088 / 187.900 * $20 = $30.56

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $30.56 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies in 1996. In addition to cakes, cupcakes, and cookies, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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