Housing at school, excluding board priced at $20 in 1982 $116.48 in 2021

Housing At School, Excluding Board Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Housing At School, Excluding Board, 1982-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for housing at school, excluding board were 482.38% higher in 2021 versus 1982 (a $96.48 difference in value).

Between 1982 and 2021: Housing at school, excluding board experienced an average inflation rate of 4.62% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, housing at school, excluding board costing $20 in the year 1982 would cost $116.48 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.59% during this same period, inflation for housing at school, excluding board was higher.

Price Inflation for Housing at school, excluding board since 1982

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1989 (7.11%), 1985 (7.09%), and 1987 (6.73%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Housing at school, excluding board:

Year 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 2021
CPI 100.000 102.131 108.662 116.369 123.269 131.562 139.962 149.915 159.762 169.754 180.962 188.985 197.131 205.469 213.908 223.885 233.508 243.577 253.769 265.369 280.162 296.792 315.392 335.085 352.731 371.121 388.834 408.388 427.075 444.473 462.030 479.853 494.574 508.371 523.217 537.050 549.034 562.179 575.056 582.375

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Buying power of $20 since 1982

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Housing at school, excluding board, over time, for $20 beginning in 1982. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1982 $20.00 -
1983 $20.43 2.13%
1984 $21.73 6.39%
1985 $23.27 7.09%
1986 $24.65 5.93%
1987 $26.31 6.73%
1988 $27.99 6.38%
1989 $29.98 7.11%
1990 $31.95 6.57%
1991 $33.95 6.25%
1992 $36.19 6.60%
1993 $37.80 4.43%
1994 $39.43 4.31%
1995 $41.09 4.23%
1996 $42.78 4.11%
1997 $44.78 4.66%
1998 $46.70 4.30%
1999 $48.72 4.31%
2000 $50.75 4.18%
2001 $53.07 4.57%
2002 $56.03 5.57%
2003 $59.36 5.94%
2004 $63.08 6.27%
2005 $67.02 6.24%
2006 $70.55 5.27%
2007 $74.22 5.21%
2008 $77.77 4.77%
2009 $81.68 5.03%
2010 $85.42 4.58%
2011 $88.89 4.07%
2012 $92.41 3.95%
2013 $95.97 3.86%
2014 $98.91 3.07%
2015 $101.67 2.79%
2016 $104.64 2.92%
2017 $107.41 2.64%
2018 $109.81 2.23%
2019 $112.44 2.39%
2020 $115.01 2.29%
2021 $116.48 1.27%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for housing at school, excluding board, 1982-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 1982 * 1982 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Housing at school, excluding board was 100.000 in the year 1982 and 582.375 in 2021:

582.375 / 100.000 * $20 = $116.48

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1982 has the same "purchasing power" as $116.48 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Housing at school, excluding board).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Housing at school, excluding board in 1982. In addition to housing at school, excluding board, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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