Fresh fish and seafood priced at $20 in 1997 $37.16 in 2019

Fresh Fish And Seafood Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Fresh Fish And Seafood, 1997-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fresh fish and seafood were 85.78% higher in 2019 versus 1997 (a $17.16 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2019: Fresh fish and seafood experienced an average inflation rate of 2.86% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, fresh fish and seafood costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $37.16 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.14% during this same period, inflation for fresh fish and seafood was higher.

Price Inflation for Fresh fish and seafood since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2011 (8.49%), 2014 (7.36%), and 2006 (6.71%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Fresh fish and seafood:

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
CPI 100.000 102.854 105.554 110.869 111.331 107.423 108.792 112.485 116.254 124.054 131.343 139.028 140.486 144.538 156.815 157.981 163.165 175.168 173.640 175.296 177.572 182.813 185.778

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Buying power of $20 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Fresh fish and seafood, over time, for $20 beginning in 1997. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1997 $20.00 -
1998 $20.57 2.85%
1999 $21.11 2.63%
2000 $22.17 5.04%
2001 $22.27 0.42%
2002 $21.48 -3.51%
2003 $21.76 1.27%
2004 $22.50 3.39%
2005 $23.25 3.35%
2006 $24.81 6.71%
2007 $26.27 5.88%
2008 $27.81 5.85%
2009 $28.10 1.05%
2010 $28.91 2.88%
2011 $31.36 8.49%
2012 $31.60 0.74%
2013 $32.63 3.28%
2014 $35.03 7.36%
2015 $34.73 -0.87%
2016 $35.06 0.95%
2017 $35.51 1.30%
2018 $36.56 2.95%
2019 $37.16 1.62%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for fresh fish and seafood, 1997-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 1997 * 1997 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Fresh fish and seafood was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 185.778 in 2019:

185.778 / 100.000 * $20 = $37.16

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $37.16 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Fresh fish and seafood).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Fresh fish and seafood in 1997. In addition to fresh fish and seafood, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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