Coffee priced at $20 in 2000 $25.33 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Coffee

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Prices for Coffee, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for coffee were 26.66% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $5.33 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Coffee experienced an average inflation rate of 1.32% per year. In other words, coffee costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $25.33 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for coffee was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -0.49%, which is below the average yearly change for coffee during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for coffee was much lower.

Price Inflation for Coffee since 1967

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1977 (77.12%), 1976 (37.42%), and 1994 (27.92%).

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

Year 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 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 26.623 26.485 26.854 31.715 32.623 32.100 35.715 42.554 46.392 63.754 112.923 107.200 101.815 111.608 96.185 98.500 98.815 102.708 105.462 132.692 116.177 114.962 120.408 117.485 115.254 110.738 109.777 140.431 163.131 149.162 168.015 163.431 154.754 153.992 146.731 142.585 144.931 145.323 161.223 165.277 175.647 188.027 186.317 186.418 213.824 217.441 204.712 200.984 205.540 199.307 199.156 195.041

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Coffee, 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 -0.49%
2001 $19.06 -4.72%
2002 $18.52 -2.83%
2003 $18.82 1.65%
2004 $18.87 0.27%
2005 $20.94 10.94%
2006 $21.47 2.51%
2007 $22.81 6.27%
2008 $24.42 7.05%
2009 $24.20 -0.91%
2010 $24.21 0.05%
2011 $27.77 14.70%
2012 $28.24 1.69%
2013 $26.59 -5.85%
2014 $26.10 -1.82%
2015 $26.69 2.27%
2016 $25.89 -3.03%
2017 $25.87 -0.08%
2018 $25.33 -2.07%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for coffee, 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 Coffee was 153.992 in the year 2000 and 195.041 in 2018:

195.041 / 153.992 * $20 = $25.33

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $25.33 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Coffee).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Coffee in 1967. In addition to coffee, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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