Crackers, bread, and cracker products priced at $20 in 2000 $26.67 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Crackers, bread, and cracker products

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Prices for Crackers, Bread, And Cracker Products, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for crackers, bread, and cracker products were 33.36% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $6.67 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Crackers, bread, and cracker products experienced an average inflation rate of 1.61% per year. In other words, crackers, bread, and cracker products costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $26.67 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for crackers, bread, and cracker products was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 2.97%, which is above the average yearly change for crackers, bread, and cracker products during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for crackers, bread, and cracker products was lower.

Price Inflation for Crackers, bread, and cracker products since 1993

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1996 (9.08%), 2008 (7.29%), and 2009 (4.60%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Crackers, bread, and cracker products:

Year 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 177.283 180.500 185.483 202.317 210.775 214.717 218.600 225.083 231.625 236.067 243.408 249.258 246.542 250.733 255.317 273.926 286.532 285.959 293.982 302.957 300.833 305.872 307.840 306.151 303.944 300.175

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Crackers, bread, and cracker products, 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 2.97%
2001 $20.58 2.91%
2002 $20.98 1.92%
2003 $21.63 3.11%
2004 $22.15 2.40%
2005 $21.91 -1.09%
2006 $22.28 1.70%
2007 $22.69 1.83%
2008 $24.34 7.29%
2009 $25.46 4.60%
2010 $25.41 -0.20%
2011 $26.12 2.81%
2012 $26.92 3.05%
2013 $26.73 -0.70%
2014 $27.18 1.67%
2015 $27.35 0.64%
2016 $27.20 -0.55%
2017 $27.01 -0.72%
2018 $26.67 -1.24%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for crackers, bread, and cracker products, 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 Crackers, bread, and cracker products was 225.083 in the year 2000 and 300.175 in 2018:

300.175 / 225.083 * $20 = $26.67

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $26.67 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Crackers, bread, and cracker products).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Crackers, bread, and cracker products in 1993. In addition to crackers, bread, and cracker products, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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