Cookies priced at $20 in 2000 $28.70 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Cookies

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Prices for Cookies, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for cookies were 43.48% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $8.70 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Cookies experienced an average inflation rate of 2.03% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, cookies costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $28.70 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for cookies was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 0.16%, which is below the average yearly change for cookies during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for cookies was much lower.

Price Inflation for Cookies since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1981 (12%), 1980 (11.21%), and 1979 (9.80%).

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

Year 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 63.500 66.215 72.708 80.862 90.562 95.615 99.200 105.177 110.908 114.792 119.931 125.954 135.308 142.938 150.823 156.269 158.885 165.808 170.185 174.762 180.192 183.108 187.338 187.631 190.715 196.162 202.569 205.192 206.423 211.577 217.879 232.443 244.084 245.378 245.932 257.435 262.598 265.134 268.451 268.315 267.394 269.207

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Cookies, 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 0.16%
2001 $20.33 1.64%
2002 $20.91 2.86%
2003 $21.59 3.27%
2004 $21.87 1.29%
2005 $22.00 0.60%
2006 $22.55 2.50%
2007 $23.22 2.98%
2008 $24.78 6.68%
2009 $26.02 5.01%
2010 $26.16 0.53%
2011 $26.21 0.23%
2012 $27.44 4.68%
2013 $27.99 2.01%
2014 $28.26 0.97%
2015 $28.61 1.25%
2016 $28.60 -0.05%
2017 $28.50 -0.34%
2018 $28.70 0.68%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for cookies, 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 Cookies was 187.631 in the year 2000 and 269.207 in 2018:

269.207 / 187.631 * $20 = $28.70

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $28.70 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Cookies).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Cookies in 1977. In addition to cookies, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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