Medical equipment and supplies priced at $20 in 2009 $20.01 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Medical equipment and supplies

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Prices for Medical Equipment And Supplies, 2009-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for medical equipment and supplies were 0.07% higher in 2018 versus 2009 (a $0.01 difference in value).

Between 2009 and 2018: Medical equipment and supplies experienced an average inflation rate of 0.01% per year. In other words, medical equipment and supplies costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $20.01 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.76% during this same period, inflation for medical equipment and supplies was lower.

Price Inflation for Medical equipment and supplies since 2009

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2012 (1.24%), 2010 (-0.92%), and 2015 (-0.73%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Medical equipment and supplies:

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 100.000 99.077 99.347 100.584 101.022 100.473 99.740 99.272 99.587 100.066

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Buying power of $20 since 2009

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Medical equipment and supplies, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2009 $20.00 -
2010 $19.82 -0.92%
2011 $19.87 0.27%
2012 $20.12 1.24%
2013 $20.20 0.44%
2014 $20.09 -0.54%
2015 $19.95 -0.73%
2016 $19.85 -0.47%
2017 $19.92 0.32%
2018 $20.01 0.48%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for medical equipment and supplies, 2009-2018

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2009 * 2009 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Medical equipment and supplies was 100.000 in the year 2009 and 100.066 in 2018:

100.066 / 100.000 * $20 = $20.01

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2009 has the same "purchasing power" as $20.01 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Medical equipment and supplies).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Medical equipment and supplies in 2009. In addition to medical equipment and supplies, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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