Personal care products priced at $20 in 1997 $21.69 in 2022

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Prices for Personal Care Products, 1997-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care products are 8.45% higher in 2022 versus 1997 (a $1.69 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2022: Personal care products experienced an average inflation rate of 0.33% per year. In other words, personal care products costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $21.69 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.40% during this same period, inflation for personal care products was lower.

Price Inflation for Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care products since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2022 (4.46%), 2003 (-1.88%), and 2011 (-1.78%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Personal care products, 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$20.140.70%
1999$20.320.91%
2000$20.651.61%
2001$20.871.07%
2002$20.880.07%
2003$20.49-1.88%
2004$20.42-0.35%
2005$20.35-0.34%
2006$20.510.79%
2007$20.721.03%
2008$20.860.67%
2009$21.071.03%
2010$20.85-1.06%
2011$20.48-1.78%
2012$20.620.70%
2013$20.56-0.28%
2014$20.670.53%
2015$20.740.33%
2016$20.62-0.60%
2017$20.47-0.73%
2018$20.470.00%
2019$20.600.67%
2020$20.760.74%
2021$20.760.04%
2022$21.694.46%*

* 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 Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care products:

Year19971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.000100.700101.615103.254104.354104.423102.462102.100101.754102.554103.606104.299105.371104.251102.397103.111102.820103.364103.701103.084102.332102.335103.021103.779103.822108.453

Adjust personal care products 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 Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care products was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 108.453 in 2022:

108.453 / 100.000 * $20 = $21.69

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $21.69 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care products).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care products in 1997. In addition to personal care products, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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