Intercity train fare priced at $20 in 2007 $22.42 in 2019

Intercity Train Fare Inflation Calculator


Prices for Intercity Train Fare, 2007-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for intercity train fare are 12.08% higher in 2019 versus 2007 (a $2.42 difference in value).

Between 2007 and 2019: Intercity train fare experienced an average inflation rate of 0.96% per year. In other words, intercity train fare costing $20 in the year 2007 would cost $22.42 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.76% during this same period, inflation for intercity train fare was lower.

Price Inflation for Intercity train fare since 2007

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2010 (5.98%), 2008 (5.62%), and 2019 (-3.46%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2007

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Intercity train fare, over time, for $20 beginning in 2007. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2018$23.220.00% **

* 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 Intercity train fare:


Adjust intercity train fare prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2007 * 2007 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Intercity train fare was 100.000 in the year 2007 and 112.085 in 2019:

112.085 / 100.000 * $20 = $22.42

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2007 has the same "purchasing power" as $22.42 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Intercity train fare).

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Intercity train fare in 2007. In addition to intercity train fare, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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