Fruits and vegetables priced at $20 in 2000 $29.08 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Fruits and vegetables

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Prices for Fruits And Vegetables, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fruits and vegetables were 45.39% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $9.08 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Fruits and vegetables experienced an average inflation rate of 2.10% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, fruits and vegetables costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $29.08 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for fruits and vegetables was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 0.74%, which is below the average yearly change for fruits and vegetables during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for fruits and vegetables was lower.

Price Inflation for Fruits and vegetables since 1947

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1974 (16.33%), 1973 (13.81%), and 1981 (12.02%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Fruits and vegetables:

Year 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 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 22.392 23.017 23.350 22.358 24.475 26.858 26.008 25.642 26.017 27.275 27.200 29.125 28.675 29.417 29.525 29.750 31.467 32.692 32.642 33.325 33.300 35.925 36.392 37.758 39.642 41.692 47.450 55.200 56.967 58.400 63.767 70.875 76.600 82.183 92.058 96.992 97.342 105.700 108.450 109.658 119.108 128.175 138.100 148.942 155.650 155.333 158.833 165.025 177.667 183.817 187.475 198.167 203.125 204.625 212.133 220.858 225.908 232.633 241.408 253.017 262.683 279.026 272.954 273.457 284.632 282.747 289.992 294.355 293.789 296.226 295.703 297.497

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Fruits and vegetables, 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 0.74%
2001 $20.73 3.67%
2002 $21.59 4.11%
2003 $22.08 2.29%
2004 $22.74 2.98%
2005 $23.60 3.77%
2006 $24.73 4.81%
2007 $25.67 3.82%
2008 $27.27 6.22%
2009 $26.68 -2.18%
2010 $26.73 0.18%
2011 $27.82 4.09%
2012 $27.64 -0.66%
2013 $28.34 2.56%
2014 $28.77 1.50%
2015 $28.71 -0.19%
2016 $28.95 0.83%
2017 $28.90 -0.18%
2018 $29.08 0.61%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for fruits and vegetables, 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 Fruits and vegetables was 204.625 in the year 2000 and 297.497 in 2018:

297.497 / 204.625 * $20 = $29.08

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $29.08 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Fruits and vegetables).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Fruits and vegetables in 1947. In addition to fruits and vegetables, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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