Gasoline, unleaded premium priced at $20 in 2000 $38.59 in 2019

Gasoline, Unleaded Premium Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Gasoline, Unleaded Premium, 2000-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for gasoline, unleaded premium were 92.94% higher in 2019 versus 2000 (a $18.59 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2019: Gasoline, unleaded premium experienced an average inflation rate of 3.52% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, gasoline, unleaded premium costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $38.59 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.10% during this same period, inflation for gasoline, unleaded premium was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 25.43%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for gasoline, unleaded premium during the 2000-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for gasoline, unleaded premium was much higher.

Price Inflation for Gasoline, unleaded premium since 1983

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2000 (25.43%), 2009 (-25.41%), and 2011 (24.53%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Gasoline, unleaded premium:

Year 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 2019
CPI 99.600 99.083 100.075 81.500 83.117 84.558 91.617 103.575 102.133 101.883 101.017 101.283 102.183 107.083 106.875 94.183 101.833 127.725 123.275 116.217 134.150 156.483 188.817 211.658 229.047 265.691 198.174 232.179 289.130 299.485 293.691 284.388 218.512 199.711 223.452 251.977 246.435

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Gasoline, unleaded premium, 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 25.43%
2001 $19.30 -3.48%
2002 $18.20 -5.73%
2003 $21.01 15.43%
2004 $24.50 16.65%
2005 $29.57 20.66%
2006 $33.14 12.10%
2007 $35.87 8.22%
2008 $41.60 16.00%
2009 $31.03 -25.41%
2010 $36.36 17.16%
2011 $45.27 24.53%
2012 $46.90 3.58%
2013 $45.99 -1.93%
2014 $44.53 -3.17%
2015 $34.22 -23.16%
2016 $31.27 -8.60%
2017 $34.99 11.89%
2018 $39.46 12.77%
2019 $38.59 -2.20%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for gasoline, unleaded premium, 2000-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Gasoline, unleaded premium was 127.725 in the year 2000 and 246.435 in 2019:

246.435 / 127.725 * $20 = $38.59

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $38.59 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Gasoline, unleaded premium).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Gasoline, unleaded premium in 1983. In addition to gasoline, unleaded premium, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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