Household furnishings and supplies priced at $20 in 2009 $18.79 in 2021

Household Furnishings And Supplies Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Household Furnishings And Supplies, 2009-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for household furnishings and supplies were 6.07% lower in 2021 versus 2009 (a $1.21 difference in value).

Between 2009 and 2021: Household furnishings and supplies experienced an average inflation rate of -0.52% per year. In other words, household furnishings and supplies costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $18.79 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.82% during this same period, inflation for household furnishings and supplies was lower.

Price Inflation for Household furnishings and supplies since 2009

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2014 (-2.17%), 2021 (2.14%), and 2016 (-1.72%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Household furnishings and supplies:

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
CPI 100.000 98.443 97.715 98.019 96.741 94.646 93.348 91.739 90.226 89.746 90.757 91.963 93.928

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Buying power of $20 since 2009

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Household furnishings and supplies, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2009 $20.00 -
2010 $19.69 -1.56%
2011 $19.54 -0.74%
2012 $19.60 0.31%
2013 $19.35 -1.30%
2014 $18.93 -2.17%
2015 $18.67 -1.37%
2016 $18.35 -1.72%
2017 $18.05 -1.65%
2018 $17.95 -0.53%
2019 $18.15 1.13%
2020 $18.39 1.33%
2021 $18.79 2.14%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for household furnishings and supplies, 2009-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 2009 * 2009 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Household furnishings and supplies was 100.000 in the year 2009 and 93.928 in 2021:

93.928 / 100.000 * $20 = $18.79

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2009 has the same "purchasing power" as $18.79 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Household furnishings and supplies).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Household furnishings and supplies in 2009. In addition to household furnishings and supplies, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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