Citrus fruits priced at $20 in 1998 $39.27 in 2020

Citrus Fruits Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Citrus Fruits, 1998-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for citrus fruits were 96.34% higher in 2020 versus 1998 (a $19.27 difference in value).

Between 1998 and 2020: Citrus fruits experienced an average inflation rate of 3.11% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, citrus fruits costing $20 in the year 1998 would cost $39.27 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.10% during this same period, inflation for citrus fruits was higher.

Price Inflation for Citrus fruits since 1998

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1999 (24.39%), 2000 (-14.19%), and 2014 (11.05%).

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

Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CPI 127.400 158.475 135.983 141.825 150.325 152.192 162.092 178.658 197.783 217.888 210.801 198.534 204.224 211.967 208.391 214.967 238.715 234.060 240.175 251.396 266.342 257.867 250.136

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Buying power of $20 since 1998

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Citrus fruits, over time, for $20 beginning in 1998. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1998 $20.00 -
1999 $24.88 24.39%
2000 $21.35 -14.19%
2001 $22.26 4.30%
2002 $23.60 5.99%
2003 $23.89 1.24%
2004 $25.45 6.50%
2005 $28.05 10.22%
2006 $31.05 10.70%
2007 $34.21 10.17%
2008 $33.09 -3.25%
2009 $31.17 -5.82%
2010 $32.06 2.87%
2011 $33.28 3.79%
2012 $32.71 -1.69%
2013 $33.75 3.16%
2014 $37.47 11.05%
2015 $36.74 -1.95%
2016 $37.70 2.61%
2017 $39.47 4.67%
2018 $41.81 5.95%
2019 $40.48 -3.18%
2020 $39.27 -3.00%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for citrus fruits, 1998-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1998 * 1998 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Citrus fruits was 127.400 in the year 1998 and 250.136 in 2020:

250.136 / 127.400 * $20 = $39.27

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1998 has the same "purchasing power" as $39.27 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Citrus fruits).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Citrus fruits in 1998. In addition to citrus fruits, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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