Indoor plants priced at $20 in 2000 $22.70 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Indoor plants

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Prices for Indoor Plants, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for indoor plants and flowers were 13.49% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $2.70 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Indoor plants experienced an average inflation rate of 0.71% per year. In other words, indoor plants costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $22.70 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for indoor plants was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 5.52%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for indoor plants during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for indoor plants was higher.

Price Inflation for Indoor plants and flowers since 1993

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2000 (5.52%), 1995 (4.69%), and 1997 (-3.90%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Indoor plants and flowers:

Year 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
CPI 109.775 111.417 116.642 115.133 110.642 112.092 109.525 115.575 118.217 118.475 117.817 121.450 121.158 122.150 123.620 128.213 127.430 126.200 126.548 126.047 126.533 126.788 128.669 127.942 129.744 131.171

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Indoor plants, over time, for $20 beginning in 2000. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2000 $20.00 5.52%
2001 $20.46 2.29%
2002 $20.50 0.22%
2003 $20.39 -0.56%
2004 $21.02 3.08%
2005 $20.97 -0.24%
2006 $21.14 0.82%
2007 $21.39 1.20%
2008 $22.19 3.71%
2009 $22.05 -0.61%
2010 $21.84 -0.97%
2011 $21.90 0.28%
2012 $21.81 -0.40%
2013 $21.90 0.39%
2014 $21.94 0.20%
2015 $22.27 1.48%
2016 $22.14 -0.56%
2017 $22.45 1.41%
2018 $22.70 1.10%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for indoor plants, 2000-2018

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Indoor plants and flowers was 115.575 in the year 2000 and 131.171 in 2018:

131.171 / 115.575 * $20 = $22.70

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $22.70 in 2018 (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 1993. 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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