Food from vending machines and mobile vendors priced at $20 in 1997 $37.73 in 2022

Food From Vending Machines And Mobile Vendors Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Food From Vending Machines And Mobile Vendors, 1997-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for food from vending machines and mobile vendors are 88.63% higher in 2022 versus 1997 (a $17.73 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2022: Food from vending machines and mobile vendors experienced an average inflation rate of 2.57% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, food from vending machines and mobile vendors costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $37.73 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.40% during this same period, inflation for food from vending machines and mobile vendors was higher.

Price Inflation for Food from vending machines and mobile vendors since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2022 (5.97%), 2008 (4.88%), and 2021 (4.61%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Food from vending machines and mobile vendors, over time, for $20 beginning in 1997. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1997$20.00-
1998$20.100.52%
1999$20.270.81%
2000$20.481.08%
2001$20.841.74%
2002$21.111.30%
2003$21.542.04%
2004$21.971.97%
2005$22.512.49%
2006$23.022.25%
2007$23.672.80%
2008$24.824.88%
2009$25.954.54%
2010$26.612.57%
2011$27.152.03%
2012$28.033.24%
2013$28.662.24%
2014$28.61-0.17%
2015$29.252.23%
2016$30.163.11%
2017$30.952.62%
2018$31.913.08%
2019$33.304.36%
2020$34.032.21%
2021$35.604.61%
2022$37.735.97%*

* 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 Food from vending machines and mobile vendors:

Year19971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.000100.515101.331102.423104.208105.562107.715109.838112.569115.100118.325124.099129.729133.064135.770140.168143.309143.063146.252150.805154.760159.532166.485170.162178.001188.634

Adjust food from vending machines and mobile vendors prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1997 * 1997 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Food from vending machines and mobile vendors was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 188.634 in 2022:

188.634 / 100.000 * $20 = $37.73

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $37.73 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Food from vending machines and mobile vendors).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Food from vending machines and mobile vendors in 1997. In addition to food from vending machines and mobile vendors, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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