Ham, excluding canned priced at $20 in 1977 $53.82 in 2020

Ham, Excluding Canned Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Ham, Excluding Canned, 1977-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for ham, excluding canned were 169.12% higher in 2020 versus 1977 (a $33.82 difference in value).

Between 1977 and 2020: Ham, excluding canned experienced an average inflation rate of 2.33% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, ham, excluding canned costing $20 in the year 1977 would cost $53.82 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.42% during this same period, inflation for ham, excluding canned was lower.

Price Inflation for Ham, excluding canned since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1990 (14.31%), 1982 (12.58%), and 1986 (10.37%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Ham, excluding canned:

Year 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 2019 2020
CPI 87.100 87.423 88.015 85.000 89.669 100.954 100.231 98.808 100.723 111.169 120.654 122.292 123.292 140.938 148.062 141.723 144.723 147.015 146.285 158.377 166.762 160.185 157.208 164.915 170.315 172.692 176.292 183.623 197.938 198.615 199.275 204.847 204.304 211.837 225.920 227.735 230.303 249.546 241.498 225.318 224.731 223.326 228.035 234.408

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Buying power of $20 since 1977

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Ham, excluding canned, over time, for $20 beginning in 1977. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1977 $20.00 -
1978 $20.07 0.37%
1979 $20.21 0.68%
1980 $19.52 -3.43%
1981 $20.59 5.49%
1982 $23.18 12.58%
1983 $23.02 -0.72%
1984 $22.69 -1.42%
1985 $23.13 1.94%
1986 $25.53 10.37%
1987 $27.70 8.53%
1988 $28.08 1.36%
1989 $28.31 0.82%
1990 $32.36 14.31%
1991 $34.00 5.05%
1992 $32.54 -4.28%
1993 $33.23 2.12%
1994 $33.76 1.58%
1995 $33.59 -0.50%
1996 $36.37 8.27%
1997 $38.29 5.29%
1998 $36.78 -3.94%
1999 $36.10 -1.86%
2000 $37.87 4.90%
2001 $39.11 3.27%
2002 $39.65 1.40%
2003 $40.48 2.08%
2004 $42.16 4.16%
2005 $45.45 7.80%
2006 $45.61 0.34%
2007 $45.76 0.33%
2008 $47.04 2.80%
2009 $46.91 -0.27%
2010 $48.64 3.69%
2011 $51.88 6.65%
2012 $52.29 0.80%
2013 $52.88 1.13%
2014 $57.30 8.36%
2015 $55.45 -3.22%
2016 $51.74 -6.70%
2017 $51.60 -0.26%
2018 $51.28 -0.63%
2019 $52.36 2.11%
2020 $53.82 2.79%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for ham, excluding canned, 1977-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1977 * 1977 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Ham, excluding canned was 87.100 in the year 1977 and 234.408 in 2020:

234.408 / 87.100 * $20 = $53.82

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1977 has the same "purchasing power" as $53.82 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Ham, excluding canned).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Ham, excluding canned in 1977. In addition to ham, excluding canned, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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