Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs priced at $20 in 2000 $32.23 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

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

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs were 61.16% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $12.23 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs experienced an average inflation rate of 2.69% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, meats, poultry, fish, and eggs costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $32.23 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 4.42%, which is above the average yearly change for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs was higher.

Price Inflation for Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs since 1967

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1973 (26.91%), 1978 (14.97%), and 1979 (14.58%).

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

Year 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 37.992 39.058 42.592 44.567 44.150 48.008 60.925 62.167 67.000 67.992 67.433 77.525 88.825 91.908 95.892 99.425 99.025 101.158 99.925 104.358 110.450 114.300 121.333 129.983 132.600 130.850 135.467 137.158 138.750 144.767 148.525 147.317 147.958 154.500 161.358 162.133 169.308 181.725 184.742 186.558 195.624 204.656 203.802 207.673 223.153 231.027 235.952 252.994 260.299 247.659 245.831 248.996

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, 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 4.42%
2001 $20.89 4.44%
2002 $20.99 0.48%
2003 $21.92 4.43%
2004 $23.52 7.33%
2005 $23.91 1.66%
2006 $24.15 0.98%
2007 $25.32 4.86%
2008 $26.49 4.62%
2009 $26.38 -0.42%
2010 $26.88 1.90%
2011 $28.89 7.45%
2012 $29.91 3.53%
2013 $30.54 2.13%
2014 $32.75 7.22%
2015 $33.70 2.89%
2016 $32.06 -4.86%
2017 $31.82 -0.74%
2018 $32.23 1.29%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, 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, fish, and eggs was 154.500 in the year 2000 and 248.996 in 2018:

248.996 / 154.500 * $20 = $32.23

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $32.23 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs in 1967. In addition to meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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