Housing at school, excluding board priced at $20 in 1984 $103.49 in 2019

Housing At School, Excluding Board Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Housing At School, Excluding Board, 1984-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for housing at school, excluding board were 417.46% higher in 2019 versus 1984 (a $83.49 difference in value).

Between 1984 and 2019: Housing at school, excluding board experienced an average inflation rate of 4.81% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, housing at school, excluding board costing $20 in the year 1984 would cost $103.49 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.61% during this same period, inflation for housing at school, excluding board was higher.

Price Inflation for Housing at school, excluding board since 1984

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1989 (7.12%), 1985 (7.09%), and 1987 (6.72%).

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

Year 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
CPI 108.642 116.342 123.250 131.533 139.925 149.883 159.733 169.750 180.950 188.992 197.158 205.467 213.892 223.875 233.483 243.558 253.742 265.308 280.108 296.750 315.358 335.092 352.758 371.128 388.835 408.380 427.073 444.478 462.051 479.879 494.603 508.390 523.230 537.061 549.032 562.181

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Buying power of $20 since 1984

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Housing at school, excluding board, over time, for $20 beginning in 1984. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1984 $20.00 -
1985 $21.42 7.09%
1986 $22.69 5.94%
1987 $24.21 6.72%
1988 $25.76 6.38%
1989 $27.59 7.12%
1990 $29.41 6.57%
1991 $31.25 6.27%
1992 $33.31 6.60%
1993 $34.79 4.44%
1994 $36.30 4.32%
1995 $37.82 4.21%
1996 $39.38 4.10%
1997 $41.21 4.67%
1998 $42.98 4.29%
1999 $44.84 4.32%
2000 $46.71 4.18%
2001 $48.84 4.56%
2002 $51.57 5.58%
2003 $54.63 5.94%
2004 $58.05 6.27%
2005 $61.69 6.26%
2006 $64.94 5.27%
2007 $68.32 5.21%
2008 $71.58 4.77%
2009 $75.18 5.03%
2010 $78.62 4.58%
2011 $81.82 4.08%
2012 $85.06 3.95%
2013 $88.34 3.86%
2014 $91.05 3.07%
2015 $93.59 2.79%
2016 $96.32 2.92%
2017 $98.87 2.64%
2018 $101.07 2.23%
2019 $103.49 2.39%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for housing at school, excluding board, 1984-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 1984 * 1984 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Housing at school, excluding board was 108.642 in the year 1984 and 562.181 in 2019:

562.181 / 108.642 * $20 = $103.49

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1984 has the same "purchasing power" as $103.49 in 2019 (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 1984. 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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