Jewelry and watches priced at $100 in 2000 $126.20 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Jewelry and watches

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Prices for Jewelry And Watches, 2000-2018 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for jewelry and watches were 26.20% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $26.20 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Jewelry and watches experienced an average inflation rate of 1.30% per year. In other words, jewelry and watches costing $100 in the year 2000 would cost $126.20 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for jewelry and watches was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -2.61%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for jewelry and watches during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for jewelry and watches was much lower.

Price Inflation for Jewelry and watches since 1991

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2011 (8.41%), 2008 (6.86%), and 2016 (5.64%).

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

Year 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 137.508 142.908 146.483 151.017 152.583 149.650 145.400 142.383 140.625 136.958 136.867 133.200 128.658 129.458 127.567 130.667 137.088 146.496 149.152 152.352 165.167 167.360 168.238 163.599 160.083 169.113 174.209 172.839

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Buying power of $100 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Jewelry and watches, over time, for $100 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 $100.00 -2.61%
2001 $99.93 -0.07%
2002 $97.26 -2.68%
2003 $93.94 -3.41%
2004 $94.52 0.62%
2005 $93.14 -1.46%
2006 $95.41 2.43%
2007 $100.09 4.91%
2008 $106.96 6.86%
2009 $108.90 1.81%
2010 $111.24 2.15%
2011 $120.60 8.41%
2012 $122.20 1.33%
2013 $122.84 0.52%
2014 $119.45 -2.76%
2015 $116.88 -2.15%
2016 $123.48 5.64%
2017 $127.20 3.01%
2018 $126.20 -0.79%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for jewelry and watches, 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 Jewelry and watches was 136.958 in the year 2000 and 172.839 in 2018:

172.839 / 136.958 * $100 = $126.20

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $126.20 in 2018 (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 1991. 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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