Education and communication commodities priced at $20 in 2009 $13.11 in 2022

Education And Communication Commodities Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Education And Communication Commodities, 2009-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for education and communication commodities are 34.45% lower in 2022 versus 2009 (a $6.89 difference in value).

Between 2009 and 2022: Education and communication commodities experienced an average inflation rate of -3.20% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, education and communication commodities costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $13.11 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.35% during this same period, inflation for education and communication commodities was significantly lower.

Price Inflation for Education and communication commodities since 2009

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2019 (-4.86%), 2020 (-4.46%), and 2016 (-4.09%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2009

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Education and communication commodities, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2009$20.00-
2010$19.80-1.00%
2011$19.11-3.47%
2012$18.54-2.99%
2013$17.97-3.07%
2014$17.38-3.28%
2015$16.68-4.05%
2016$16.00-4.09%
2017$15.54-2.85%
2018$15.10-2.83%
2019$14.37-4.86%
2020$13.73-4.46%
2021$13.62-0.75%
2022$13.11-3.77%*

* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.


Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Education and communication commodities:

Year20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.00099.00295.56292.70789.86486.91683.40079.98877.70975.51371.83968.63868.12165.553

Adjust education and communication commodities prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2009 * 2009 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Education and communication commodities was 100.000 in the year 2009 and 65.553 in 2022:

65.553 / 100.000 * $20 = $13.11

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2009 has the same "purchasing power" as $13.11 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Education and communication commodities).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Education and communication commodities in 2009. In addition to education and communication commodities, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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