Indoor plants priced at $20 in 1990 $31.30 in 2024

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Prices for Indoor Plants, 1990-2024 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for indoor plants and flowers are 56.48% higher in 2024 versus 1990 (a $11.30 difference in value).

Between 1990 and 2024: Indoor plants experienced an average inflation rate of 1.33% per year. In other words, indoor plants costing $20 in the year 1990 would cost $31.30 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.56% during this same period, inflation for indoor plants was lower.

Price Inflation for Indoor plants and flowers since 1990

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1991 (6.44%), 2021 (5.73%), and 2022 (5.66%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1990

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Indoor plants, over time, for $20 beginning in 1990. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1990$20.00-
1991$21.296.44%
1992$22.224.40%
1993$21.96-1.19%
1994$22.281.45%
1995$23.324.68%
1996$23.03-1.26%
1997$22.13-3.90%
1998$22.421.31%
1999$21.90-2.29%
2000$23.105.44%
2001$23.652.38%
2002$23.700.23%
2003$23.56-0.58%
2004$24.293.09%
2005$24.23-0.26%
2006$24.430.84%
2007$24.721.17%
2008$25.643.74%
2009$25.49-0.61%
2010$25.24-0.97%
2011$25.310.28%
2012$25.21-0.40%
2013$25.300.38%
2014$25.350.19%
2015$25.731.48%
2016$25.59-0.55%
2017$25.951.41%
2018$26.221.07%
2019$26.350.49%
2020$26.600.94%
2021$28.135.73%
2022$29.725.66%
2023$30.572.86%
2024$31.302.38%*

* 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 Indoor plants and flowers:

Year19901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI100.000106.438111.123109.800111.392116.600115.131110.638112.092109.523115.478118.231118.500117.815121.454121.138122.162123.593128.215127.436126.197126.553126.044126.520126.761128.634127.931129.729131.121131.762133.002140.628148.594152.841156.484

Adjust indoor plants prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 1990 * 1990 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Indoor plants and flowers was 100.000 in the year 1990 and 156.484 in 2024:

156.484 / 100.000 * $20 = $31.30

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1990 has the same "purchasing power" as $31.30 in 2024 (in the CPI category of Indoor plants and flowers).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Indoor plants and flowers in 1990. In addition to indoor plants, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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