Miscellaneous household products priced at $20 in 1997 $23.84 in 2019

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Prices for Miscellaneous Household Products, 1997-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for miscellaneous household products were 19.22% higher in 2019 versus 1997 (a $3.84 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2019: Miscellaneous household products experienced an average inflation rate of 0.80% per year. In other words, miscellaneous household products costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $23.84 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.14% during this same period, inflation for miscellaneous household products was lower.

Price Inflation for Miscellaneous household products since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2006 (4.35%), 2012 (2.40%), and 2008 (2.40%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Miscellaneous household products:

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
CPI 100.000 102.108 102.908 104.338 105.892 107.400 106.092 105.269 106.392 111.015 113.567 116.295 116.834 116.935 117.932 120.767 120.059 119.770 119.049 117.501 116.414 118.338 119.219

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Buying power of $20 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Miscellaneous household products, over time, for $20 beginning in 1997. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1997 $20.00 -
1998 $20.42 2.11%
1999 $20.58 0.78%
2000 $20.87 1.39%
2001 $21.18 1.49%
2002 $21.48 1.42%
2003 $21.22 -1.22%
2004 $21.05 -0.78%
2005 $21.28 1.07%
2006 $22.20 4.35%
2007 $22.71 2.30%
2008 $23.26 2.40%
2009 $23.37 0.46%
2010 $23.39 0.09%
2011 $23.59 0.85%
2012 $24.15 2.40%
2013 $24.01 -0.59%
2014 $23.95 -0.24%
2015 $23.81 -0.60%
2016 $23.50 -1.30%
2017 $23.28 -0.93%
2018 $23.67 1.65%
2019 $23.84 0.74%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for miscellaneous household products, 1997-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 1997 * 1997 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Miscellaneous household products was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 119.219 in 2019:

119.219 / 100.000 * $20 = $23.84

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $23.84 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Miscellaneous household products).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Miscellaneous household products in 1997. In addition to miscellaneous household products, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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