Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home priced at $20 in 2000 $22.95 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home

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Prices for Distilled Spirits, Excluding Whiskey, At Home, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home were 14.76% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $2.95 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home experienced an average inflation rate of 0.77% per year. In other words, distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $22.95 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 4.51%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home was higher.

Price Inflation for Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home since 1999

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2000 (4.51%), 2001 (4.34%), and 2008 (2.02%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home:

Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 156.275 163.317 170.400 173.042 173.617 175.675 176.800 177.950 178.321 181.922 184.875 184.681 185.135 184.776 186.102 185.571 186.169 186.806 186.690 187.421

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home, 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 4.51%
2001 $20.87 4.34%
2002 $21.19 1.55%
2003 $21.26 0.33%
2004 $21.51 1.19%
2005 $21.65 0.64%
2006 $21.79 0.65%
2007 $21.84 0.21%
2008 $22.28 2.02%
2009 $22.64 1.62%
2010 $22.62 -0.10%
2011 $22.67 0.25%
2012 $22.63 -0.19%
2013 $22.79 0.72%
2014 $22.73 -0.29%
2015 $22.80 0.32%
2016 $22.88 0.34%
2017 $22.86 -0.06%
2018 $22.95 0.39%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home, 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 Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home was 163.317 in the year 2000 and 187.421 in 2018:

187.421 / 163.317 * $20 = $22.95

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $22.95 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home in 1999. In addition to distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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