Canned vegetables priced at $20 in 1999 $32.99 in 2020

Canned Vegetables Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Canned Vegetables, 1999-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for canned vegetables were 64.97% higher in 2020 versus 1999 (a $12.99 difference in value).

Between 1999 and 2020: Canned vegetables experienced an average inflation rate of 2.41% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, canned vegetables costing $20 in the year 1999 would cost $32.99 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.10% during this same period, inflation for canned vegetables was higher.

Price Inflation for Canned vegetables since 1999

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2008 (13.51%), 2009 (10.50%), and 2002 (4.44%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Canned vegetables:

Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CPI 105.925 106.775 110.833 115.758 115.767 116.933 122.100 125.875 129.539 147.042 162.480 160.253 162.996 168.179 168.695 171.946 170.942 169.552 164.596 166.931 173.234 174.743

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Buying power of $20 since 1999

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Canned vegetables, over time, for $20 beginning in 1999. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1999 $20.00 -
2000 $20.16 0.80%
2001 $20.93 3.80%
2002 $21.86 4.44%
2003 $21.86 0.01%
2004 $22.08 1.01%
2005 $23.05 4.42%
2006 $23.77 3.09%
2007 $24.46 2.91%
2008 $27.76 13.51%
2009 $30.68 10.50%
2010 $30.26 -1.37%
2011 $30.78 1.71%
2012 $31.75 3.18%
2013 $31.85 0.31%
2014 $32.47 1.93%
2015 $32.28 -0.58%
2016 $32.01 -0.81%
2017 $31.08 -2.92%
2018 $31.52 1.42%
2019 $32.71 3.78%
2020 $32.99 0.87%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for canned vegetables, 1999-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1999 * 1999 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Canned vegetables was 105.925 in the year 1999 and 174.743 in 2020:

174.743 / 105.925 * $20 = $32.99

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1999 has the same "purchasing power" as $32.99 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Canned vegetables).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Canned vegetables in 1999. In addition to canned vegetables, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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