Jewelry and watches priced at $100 in 1986 $184.25 in 2021

Jewelry And Watches Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Jewelry And Watches, 1986-2021 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for jewelry and watches were 84.25% higher in 2021 versus 1986 (a $84.25 difference in value).

Between 1986 and 2021: Jewelry and watches experienced an average inflation rate of 1.76% per year. In other words, jewelry and watches costing $100 in the year 1986 would cost $184.25 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.59% during this same period, inflation for jewelry and watches was lower.

Price Inflation for Jewelry and watches since 1986

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2011 (8.41%), 1990 (8.25%), and 2021 (8.11%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Jewelry and watches:

Year 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 2019 2020 2021
CPI 100.000 106.223 114.262 121.000 130.977 137.508 142.908 146.492 151.031 152.577 149.638 145.369 142.369 140.654 136.977 136.900 133.238 128.692 129.454 127.577 130.677 137.092 146.522 149.181 152.367 165.185 167.348 168.198 163.550 160.013 169.056 174.157 172.700 171.463 170.431 184.254

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Buying power of $100 since 1986

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Jewelry and watches, over time, for $100 beginning in 1986. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1986 $100.00 -
1987 $106.22 6.22%
1988 $114.26 7.57%
1989 $121.00 5.90%
1990 $130.98 8.25%
1991 $137.51 4.99%
1992 $142.91 3.93%
1993 $146.49 2.51%
1994 $151.03 3.10%
1995 $152.58 1.02%
1996 $149.64 -1.93%
1997 $145.37 -2.85%
1998 $142.37 -2.06%
1999 $140.65 -1.20%
2000 $136.98 -2.61%
2001 $136.90 -0.06%
2002 $133.24 -2.67%
2003 $128.69 -3.41%
2004 $129.45 0.59%
2005 $127.58 -1.45%
2006 $130.68 2.43%
2007 $137.09 4.91%
2008 $146.52 6.88%
2009 $149.18 1.82%
2010 $152.37 2.14%
2011 $165.19 8.41%
2012 $167.35 1.31%
2013 $168.20 0.51%
2014 $163.55 -2.76%
2015 $160.01 -2.16%
2016 $169.06 5.65%
2017 $174.16 3.02%
2018 $172.70 -0.84%
2019 $171.46 -0.72%
2020 $170.43 -0.60%
2021 $184.25 8.11%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for jewelry and watches, 1986-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 1986 * 1986 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Jewelry and watches was 100.000 in the year 1986 and 184.254 in 2021:

184.254 / 100.000 * $100 = $184.25

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 1986 has the same "purchasing power" as $184.25 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Jewelry and watches).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Jewelry and watches in 1986. In addition to jewelry and watches, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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