Ham, excluding canned priced at $20 in 2000 $27.12 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Ham, excluding canned

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Prices for Ham, Excluding Canned, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for ham, excluding canned were 35.59% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $7.12 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Ham, excluding canned experienced an average inflation rate of 1.71% per year. In other words, ham, excluding canned costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $27.12 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for ham, excluding canned was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 4.88%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for ham, excluding canned during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for ham, excluding canned was higher.

Price Inflation for Ham, excluding canned since 1978

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1986 (26.50%), 1993 (13.57%), and 1982 (12.57%).

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

Year 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 87.408 88.100 84.892 89.675 100.950 100.283 98.825 100.717 127.408 127.408 127.408 127.408 127.408 127.408 127.408 144.692 147.033 146.275 158.258 166.808 160.267 157.217 164.883 170.267 172.758 176.258 183.550 197.942 198.642 199.298 204.889 204.398 211.741 225.822 227.672 230.211 249.282 241.661 225.360 224.694 223.572

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Ham, excluding canned, 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 4.88%
2001 $20.65 3.26%
2002 $20.96 1.46%
2003 $21.38 2.03%
2004 $22.26 4.14%
2005 $24.01 7.84%
2006 $24.09 0.35%
2007 $24.17 0.33%
2008 $24.85 2.81%
2009 $24.79 -0.24%
2010 $25.68 3.59%
2011 $27.39 6.65%
2012 $27.62 0.82%
2013 $27.92 1.12%
2014 $30.24 8.28%
2015 $29.31 -3.06%
2016 $27.34 -6.75%
2017 $27.25 -0.30%
2018 $27.12 -0.50%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for ham, excluding canned, 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 Ham, excluding canned was 164.883 in the year 2000 and 223.572 in 2018:

223.572 / 164.883 * $20 = $27.12

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $27.12 in 2018 (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 1978. 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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