Meats, poultry, and fish priced at $20 in 2000 $32.26 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Meats, poultry, and fish

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Prices for Meats, Poultry, And Fish, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for meats, poultry, and fish were 61.30% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $12.26 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Meats, poultry, and fish experienced an average inflation rate of 2.69% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, meats, poultry, and fish costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $32.26 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for meats, poultry, and fish was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 4.51%, which is above the average yearly change for meats, poultry, and fish during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for meats, poultry, and fish was higher.

Price Inflation for Meats, poultry, and fish since 1935

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1947 (34.67%), 1973 (25.27%), and 1946 (22.77%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Meats, poultry, and fish:

Year 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 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 13.008 12.885 13.785 12.892 12.615 12.492 14.038 16.431 17.462 16.946 17.131 21.031 28.323 32.154 30.438 31.746 35.500 35.192 33.300 32.731 30.769 29.415 31.869 34.877 33.531 33.123 33.169 33.977 33.485 32.938 35.123 38.100 37.146 37.992 41.162 43.285 43.423 47.577 59.600 60.900 66.131 66.669 66.269 77.400 88.915 92.215 96.038 99.892 99.223 100.877 100.554 104.908 111.669 115.615 121.423 130.308 133.277 132.285 136.600 138.623 139.915 144.838 148.992 147.762 148.785 155.492 162.431 163.177 169.723 182.292 186.654 188.200 195.383 203.566 204.620 208.553 223.892 231.890 236.673 253.689 258.465 249.397 249.035 250.806

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Meats, poultry, and fish, 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 4.51%
2001 $20.89 4.46%
2002 $20.99 0.46%
2003 $21.83 4.01%
2004 $23.45 7.41%
2005 $24.01 2.39%
2006 $24.21 0.83%
2007 $25.13 3.82%
2008 $26.18 4.19%
2009 $26.32 0.52%
2010 $26.82 1.92%
2011 $28.80 7.36%
2012 $29.83 3.57%
2013 $30.44 2.06%
2014 $32.63 7.19%
2015 $33.24 1.88%
2016 $32.08 -3.51%
2017 $32.03 -0.15%
2018 $32.26 0.71%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for meats, poultry, and fish, 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 Meats, poultry, and fish was 155.492 in the year 2000 and 250.806 in 2018:

250.806 / 155.492 * $20 = $32.26

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $32.26 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Meats, poultry, and fish).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Meats, poultry, and fish in 1935. In addition to meats, poultry, and fish, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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