Chicken priced at $20 in 2000 $29.34 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Chicken

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Prices for Chicken, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for chicken were 46.69% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $9.34 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Chicken experienced an average inflation rate of 2.15% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, chicken costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $29.34 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for chicken was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 0.63%, which is below the average yearly change for chicken during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for chicken was lower.

Price Inflation for Chicken since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2004 (8.53%), 2007 (5.75%), and 2013 (5.32%).

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

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 100.000 101.385 101.815 102.454 105.508 107.569 108.877 118.169 120.592 117.600 124.363 130.727 132.622 131.821 134.250 140.754 148.246 151.667 152.141 147.513 148.556 150.292

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Chicken, 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 0.63%
2001 $20.60 2.98%
2002 $21.00 1.95%
2003 $21.25 1.22%
2004 $23.07 8.53%
2005 $23.54 2.05%
2006 $22.96 -2.48%
2007 $24.28 5.75%
2008 $25.52 5.12%
2009 $25.89 1.45%
2010 $25.73 -0.60%
2011 $26.21 1.84%
2012 $27.48 4.84%
2013 $28.94 5.32%
2014 $29.61 2.31%
2015 $29.70 0.31%
2016 $28.80 -3.04%
2017 $29.00 0.71%
2018 $29.34 1.17%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for chicken, 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 Chicken was 102.454 in the year 2000 and 150.292 in 2018:

150.292 / 102.454 * $20 = $29.34

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $29.34 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Chicken).


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

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