Indoor plants priced at $20 in 1990 $29.59 in 2022

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Prices for Indoor Plants, 1990-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for indoor plants and flowers are 47.94% higher in 2022 versus 1990 (a $9.59 difference in value).

Between 1990 and 2022: Indoor plants experienced an average inflation rate of 1.23% per year. In other words, indoor plants costing $20 in the year 1990 would cost $29.59 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.54% 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 2000 (5.44%).

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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$29.595.20%*

* 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:

Year199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.000106.438111.123109.800111.392116.600115.131110.638112.092109.523115.478118.231118.500117.815121.454121.138122.162123.593128.215127.436126.197126.553126.044126.520126.761128.634127.931129.729131.121131.762133.002140.628147.942

Adjust indoor plants prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1990 * 1990 USD value = 2022 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 147.942 in 2022:

147.942 / 100.000 * $20 = $29.59

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1990 has the same "purchasing power" as $29.59 in 2022 (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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