Education and communication services priced at $20 in 2009 $23.40 in 2022

Education And Communication Services Inflation Calculator

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

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for education and communication services are 17.01% higher in 2022 versus 2009 (a $3.40 difference in value).

Between 2009 and 2022: Education and communication services experienced an average inflation rate of 1.22% per year. In other words, education and communication services costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $23.40 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.35% during this same period, inflation for education and communication services was lower.

Price Inflation for Education and communication services since 2009

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2020 (2.36%), 2012 (2.26%), and 2013 (1.97%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2009

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Education and communication services, 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$20.200.98%
2011$20.521.63%
2012$20.992.26%
2013$21.401.97%
2014$21.751.64%
2015$21.960.95%
2016$22.201.13%
2017$21.81-1.79%
2018$21.910.50%
2019$22.191.24%
2020$22.712.36%
2021$23.131.84%
2022$23.401.18%*

* 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 services:

Year20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.000100.975102.618104.932106.999108.754109.782111.024109.033109.573110.934113.554115.648117.010

Adjust education and communication services 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 services was 100.000 in the year 2009 and 117.010 in 2022:

117.010 / 100.000 * $20 = $23.40

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2009 has the same "purchasing power" as $23.40 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Education and communication services).


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

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