Child care and nursery school priced at $20 in 1990 $61.85 in 2020

Child Care And Nursery School Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Child Care And Nursery School, 1990-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for child care and nursery school were 209.27% higher in 2020 versus 1990 (a $41.85 difference in value).

Between 1990 and 2020: Child care and nursery school experienced an average inflation rate of 3.84% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, child care and nursery school costing $20 in the year 1990 would cost $61.85 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.30% during this same period, inflation for child care and nursery school was higher.

Price Inflation for Child care and nursery school since 1990

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2000 (5.48%), 2006 (5.45%), and 1994 (5.27%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Child care and nursery school:

Year 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 2019 2020
CPI 100.000 103.192 108.315 113.577 119.562 124.531 129.400 134.338 140.885 148.138 156.254 164.123 172.515 180.323 187.123 195.354 206.000 214.877 224.635 232.828 240.432 247.064 253.141 259.406 264.874 275.381 283.099 290.379 295.048 303.268 309.270

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Buying power of $20 since 1990

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Child care and nursery school, over time, for $20 beginning in 1990. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1990 $20.00 -
1991 $20.64 3.19%
1992 $21.66 4.96%
1993 $22.72 4.86%
1994 $23.91 5.27%
1995 $24.91 4.16%
1996 $25.88 3.91%
1997 $26.87 3.82%
1998 $28.18 4.87%
1999 $29.63 5.15%
2000 $31.25 5.48%
2001 $32.82 5.04%
2002 $34.50 5.11%
2003 $36.06 4.53%
2004 $37.42 3.77%
2005 $39.07 4.40%
2006 $41.20 5.45%
2007 $42.98 4.31%
2008 $44.93 4.54%
2009 $46.57 3.65%
2010 $48.09 3.27%
2011 $49.41 2.76%
2012 $50.63 2.46%
2013 $51.88 2.47%
2014 $52.97 2.11%
2015 $55.08 3.97%
2016 $56.62 2.80%
2017 $58.08 2.57%
2018 $59.01 1.61%
2019 $60.65 2.79%
2020 $61.85 1.98%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for child care and nursery school, 1990-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1990 * 1990 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Child care and nursery school was 100.000 in the year 1990 and 309.270 in 2020:

309.270 / 100.000 * $20 = $61.85

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1990 has the same "purchasing power" as $61.85 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Child care and nursery school).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Child care and nursery school in 1990. In addition to child care and nursery school, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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