Housing priced at $1 in 2020 $1.10 in 2022

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Prices for Housing, 2020-2022 ($1)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for housing are 9.98% higher in 2022 versus 2020 (a $0.10 difference in value).

Between 2020 and 2022: Housing experienced an average inflation rate of 4.87% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, housing costing $1 in the year 2020 would cost $1.10 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 6.17% during this same period, inflation for housing was lower.

In the year 2020: Pricing changed by 2.19%, which is below the average yearly change for housing during the 2020-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2020 (1.23%), inflation for housing was higher.

Price Inflation for Housing since 1967

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (15.69%), 1979 (12.20%), and 1981 (11.51%).

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Buying power of $1.00 since 2020

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Housing, over time, for $1 beginning in 2020. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2020$1.002.19%
2021$1.033.29%
2022$1.106.47%*

* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.


Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Housing:

Year19671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI30.79232.02534.00836.36737.98339.45841.17545.80050.63353.74257.40862.43370.05081.04290.36796.88399.467103.608107.708110.892114.267118.500123.000128.550133.600137.492141.225144.775148.442152.792156.792160.375163.900169.575176.350180.258184.800189.542195.717203.158209.583216.255217.058216.254219.104222.714227.350233.215238.060243.975251.231258.478265.944271.774280.719298.894

Adjust housing prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2020 * 2020 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Housing was 271.774 in the year 2020 and 298.894 in 2022:

298.894 / 271.774 * $1 = $1.10

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $1 in 2020 has the same "purchasing power" as $1.10 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Housing).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Housing in 1967. In addition to housing, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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