Travel lodging priced at $100 in 2000 $138.12 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Travel lodging

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Prices for Travel Lodging, 2000-2018 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for lodging away from home were 38.12% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $38.12 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Travel lodging experienced an average inflation rate of 1.81% per year. In other words, travel lodging costing $100 in the year 2000 would cost $138.12 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for travel lodging was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 4.61%, which is above the average yearly change for travel lodging during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for travel lodging was higher.

Price Inflation for Lodging away from home since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1998 (9.01%), 2009 (-6.56%), and 2004 (5.52%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Lodging away from home:

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 100.000 109.008 112.308 117.485 118.631 118.323 119.277 125.862 130.300 135.977 142.813 143.664 134.243 133.656 137.401 140.521 142.439 148.452 153.003 158.080 159.387 162.265

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Buying power of $100 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Travel lodging, 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 4.61%
2001 $100.98 0.98%
2002 $100.71 -0.26%
2003 $101.53 0.81%
2004 $107.13 5.52%
2005 $110.91 3.53%
2006 $115.74 4.36%
2007 $121.56 5.03%
2008 $122.28 0.60%
2009 $114.26 -6.56%
2010 $113.77 -0.44%
2011 $116.95 2.80%
2012 $119.61 2.27%
2013 $121.24 1.36%
2014 $126.36 4.22%
2015 $130.23 3.07%
2016 $134.55 3.32%
2017 $135.67 0.83%
2018 $138.12 1.81%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for travel lodging, 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 Lodging away from home was 117.485 in the year 2000 and 162.265 in 2018:

162.265 / 117.485 * $100 = $138.12

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $138.12 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Lodging away from home).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Lodging away from home in 1997. In addition to travel lodging, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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