Furniture and bedding priced at $20 in 1935 $166.47 in 2024

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Prices for Furniture And Bedding, 1935-2024 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for furniture and bedding are 732.34% higher in 2024 versus 1935 (a $146.47 difference in value).

Between 1935 and 2024: Furniture and bedding experienced an average inflation rate of 2.41% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, furniture and bedding costing $20 in the year 1935 would cost $166.47 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.57% during this same period, inflation for furniture and bedding was lower.

Price Inflation for Furniture and bedding since 1935

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1942 (13.79%), 1944 (13.17%), and 2022 (12.19%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1935

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Furniture and bedding, over time, for $20 beginning in 1935. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1935$20.00-
1936$20.884.40%
1937$23.4012.05%
1938$22.89-2.15%
1939$22.52-1.65%
1940$22.891.68%
1941$25.5311.54%
1942$29.0613.79%
1943$30.575.19%
1944$34.5913.17%
1945$37.749.09%
1946$40.888.33%
1947$45.5811.51%
1948$50.019.71%
1949$48.33-3.37%
1950$49.261.93%
1951$54.119.86%
1952$52.91-2.23%
1953$52.55-0.67%
1954$52.05-0.96%
1955$51.19-1.64%
1956$51.650.88%
1957$52.912.44%
1958$52.55-0.67%
1959$52.650.19%
1960$52.780.24%
1961$53.331.05%
1962$53.580.47%
1963$53.810.42%
1964$53.880.12%
1965$54.260.70%
1966$55.672.61%
1967$57.763.75%
1968$60.755.18%
1969$64.035.40%
1970$66.624.03%
1971$68.653.05%
1972$69.841.73%
1973$72.233.42%
1974$78.458.61%
1975$84.727.99%
1976$87.743.56%
1977$91.053.77%
1978$95.695.10%
1979$102.156.74%
1980$110.738.40%
1981$117.996.55%
1982$122.914.17%
1983$125.962.48%
1984$128.471.99%
1985$131.902.67%
1986$134.842.23%
1987$138.002.34%
1988$142.443.22%
1989$143.280.59%
1990$145.521.56%
1991$146.680.80%
1992$151.693.42%
1993$155.372.42%
1994$161.223.77%
1995$164.612.10%
1996$168.672.47%
1997$169.130.28%
1998$169.850.42%
1999$169.67-0.11%
2000$169.04-0.37%
2001$166.23-1.66%
2002$162.81-2.06%
2003$160.65-1.33%
2004$160.13-0.33%
2005$158.39-1.08%
2006$159.720.84%
2007$158.28-0.90%
2008$156.65-1.03%
2009$156.960.20%
2010$150.61-4.05%
2011$149.13-0.99%
2012$151.231.41%
2013$149.35-1.24%
2014$145.33-2.69%
2015$144.22-0.76%
2016$140.96-2.26%
2017$139.64-0.94%
2018$139.690.04%
2019$142.962.34%
2020$143.020.05%
2021$154.678.14%
2022$173.5312.19%
2023$170.83-1.56%
2024$166.47-2.55%*

* 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 Furniture and bedding:

Year193519361937193819391940194119421943194419451946194719481949195019511952195319541955195619571958195919601961196219631964196519661967196819691970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI15.90016.60018.60018.20017.90018.20020.30023.10024.30027.50030.00032.50036.24039.76038.42039.16043.02042.06041.78041.38040.70041.06042.06041.78041.86041.96042.40042.60042.78042.83343.13344.26045.92048.30050.90852.96254.57755.52357.42362.36967.35469.75472.38576.07781.20888.03193.80097.715100.138102.131104.862107.200109.708113.238113.908115.685116.608120.592123.515128.169130.862134.092134.462135.031134.885134.385132.154129.431127.715127.300125.923126.977125.836124.535124.787119.738118.556120.225118.732115.539114.659112.064111.011111.055113.649113.705122.966137.954135.808132.342

Adjust furniture and bedding prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 1935 * 1935 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Furniture and bedding was 15.900 in the year 1935 and 132.342 in 2024:

132.342 / 15.900 * $20 = $166.47

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1935 has the same "purchasing power" as $166.47 in 2024 (in the CPI category of Furniture and bedding).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Furniture and bedding in 1935. In addition to furniture and bedding, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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