Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies priced at $20 in 2000 $30.55 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

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Prices for Cakes, Cupcakes, And Cookies, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies were 52.73% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $10.55 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies experienced an average inflation rate of 2.38% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, cakes, cupcakes, and cookies costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $30.55 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% 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 2000-2018 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 1978

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (11.56%), 1981 (11.51%), and 1979 (9.82%).

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

Year 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 66.523 73.054 81.500 90.877 95.592 99.385 105.031 110.154 113.354 118.285 125.031 134.477 142.685 151.100 155.600 159.292 165.069 169.069 174.123 179.208 181.169 185.000 187.908 192.008 196.662 202.762 206.392 209.800 214.223 221.742 239.896 250.671 251.663 255.964 266.214 270.993 273.523 278.789 281.581 282.710 286.994

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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 2.18%
2002 $20.93 2.42%
2003 $21.58 3.10%
2004 $21.97 1.79%
2005 $22.33 1.65%
2006 $22.80 2.11%
2007 $23.60 3.51%
2008 $25.53 8.19%
2009 $26.68 4.49%
2010 $26.79 0.40%
2011 $27.24 1.71%
2012 $28.33 4.00%
2013 $28.84 1.80%
2014 $29.11 0.93%
2015 $29.67 1.93%
2016 $29.97 1.00%
2017 $30.09 0.40%
2018 $30.55 1.52%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies, 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 Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies was 187.908 in the year 2000 and 286.994 in 2018:

286.994 / 187.908 * $20 = $30.55

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $30.55 in 2018 (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 1978. 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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