Flour and prepared flour mixes priced at $20 in 2000 $29.67 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Flour and prepared flour mixes

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Prices for Flour And Prepared Flour Mixes, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for flour and prepared flour mixes were 48.37% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $9.67 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Flour and prepared flour mixes experienced an average inflation rate of 2.22% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, flour and prepared flour mixes costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $29.67 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for flour and prepared flour mixes was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -0.47%, which is below the average yearly change for flour and prepared flour mixes during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for flour and prepared flour mixes was much lower.

Price Inflation for Flour and prepared flour mixes since 1978

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2008 (17.88%), 1979 (10.21%), and 1980 (9.69%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Flour and prepared flour mixes:

Year 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 75.850 83.592 91.692 97.325 98.775 99.325 101.958 105.333 106.617 107.525 110.667 120.200 125.208 125.692 132.600 132.433 134.783 140.842 151.625 156.308 159.108 160.958 160.200 164.350 171.008 178.425 177.817 179.575 182.200 191.616 225.880 231.701 223.803 240.197 252.958 252.728 249.806 245.978 240.869 236.421 237.695

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Flour and prepared flour mixes, 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 -0.47%
2001 $20.52 2.59%
2002 $21.35 4.05%
2003 $22.28 4.34%
2004 $22.20 -0.34%
2005 $22.42 0.99%
2006 $22.75 1.46%
2007 $23.92 5.17%
2008 $28.20 17.88%
2009 $28.93 2.58%
2010 $27.94 -3.41%
2011 $29.99 7.33%
2012 $31.58 5.31%
2013 $31.55 -0.09%
2014 $31.19 -1.16%
2015 $30.71 -1.53%
2016 $30.07 -2.08%
2017 $29.52 -1.85%
2018 $29.67 0.54%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for flour and prepared flour mixes, 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 Flour and prepared flour mixes was 160.200 in the year 2000 and 237.695 in 2018:

237.695 / 160.200 * $20 = $29.67

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $29.67 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Flour and prepared flour mixes).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Flour and prepared flour mixes in 1978. In addition to flour and prepared flour mixes, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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