Intracity transportation priced at $20 in 2000 $36.58 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Intracity transportation

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Prices for Intracity Transportation, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for intracity transportation were 82.89% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $16.58 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Intracity transportation experienced an average inflation rate of 3.41% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, intracity transportation costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $36.58 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for intracity transportation was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 1.42%, which is below the average yearly change for intracity transportation during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for intracity transportation was lower.

Price Inflation for Intracity transportation since 1978

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1981 (22.98%), 1980 (15.10%), and 1982 (11.79%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Intracity transportation:

Year 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 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 57.562 60.585 69.731 85.754 95.862 98.992 105.162 107.654 115.769 118.800 121.654 125.231 133.469 138.915 146.892 150.692 152.700 157.462 173.223 175.769 174.215 172.438 174.885 180.138 184.131 197.354 208.908 218.531 225.938 230.623 239.840 251.083 261.045 273.302 281.733 293.787 297.427 303.872 308.912 314.291 319.843

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Intracity transportation, 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 1.42%
2001 $20.60 3.00%
2002 $21.06 2.22%
2003 $22.57 7.18%
2004 $23.89 5.85%
2005 $24.99 4.61%
2006 $25.84 3.39%
2007 $26.37 2.07%
2008 $27.43 4.00%
2009 $28.71 4.69%
2010 $29.85 3.97%
2011 $31.26 4.70%
2012 $32.22 3.08%
2013 $33.60 4.28%
2014 $34.01 1.24%
2015 $34.75 2.17%
2016 $35.33 1.66%
2017 $35.94 1.74%
2018 $36.58 1.77%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for intracity transportation, 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 Intracity transportation was 174.885 in the year 2000 and 319.843 in 2018:

319.843 / 174.885 * $20 = $36.58

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $36.58 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Intracity transportation).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Intracity transportation in 1978. In addition to intracity transportation, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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