Information technology commodities priced at $20 in 2010 $10.65 in 2019

Information Technology Commodities Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Information Technology Commodities, 2010-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for information technology commodities were 46.76% lower in 2019 versus 2010 (a $9.35 difference in value).

Between 2010 and 2019: Information technology commodities experienced an average inflation rate of -6.76% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, information technology commodities costing $20 in the year 2010 would cost $10.65 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.78% during this same period, inflation for information technology commodities was significantly lower.

Price Inflation for Information technology commodities since 2010

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2015 (-8.29%), 2011 (-8.26%), and 2012 (-8.09%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Information technology commodities:

Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
CPI 97.426 89.382 82.154 75.833 70.747 64.882 59.884 57.261 54.933 51.870

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Buying power of $20 since 2010

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Information technology commodities, over time, for $20 beginning in 2010. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2010 $20.00 -
2011 $18.35 -8.26%
2012 $16.87 -8.09%
2013 $15.57 -7.69%
2014 $14.52 -6.71%
2015 $13.32 -8.29%
2016 $12.29 -7.70%
2017 $11.75 -4.38%
2018 $11.28 -4.07%
2019 $10.65 -5.58%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for information technology commodities, 2010-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2010 * 2010 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Information technology commodities was 97.426 in the year 2010 and 51.870 in 2019:

51.870 / 97.426 * $20 = $10.65

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2010 has the same "purchasing power" as $10.65 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Information technology commodities).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Information technology commodities in 2010. In addition to information technology commodities, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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