Miscellaneous household products priced at $20 in 2000 $22.66 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Miscellaneous household products

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Prices for Miscellaneous Household Products, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for miscellaneous household products were 13.31% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $2.66 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Miscellaneous household products experienced an average inflation rate of 0.70% per year. In other words, miscellaneous household products costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $22.66 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for miscellaneous household products was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 1.39%, which is above the average yearly change for miscellaneous household products during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for miscellaneous household products was lower.

Price Inflation for Miscellaneous household products since 1998

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 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 102.100 102.900 104.333 105.892 107.400 106.092 105.267 106.392 111.017 113.567 116.295 116.834 116.935 117.932 120.767 120.059 119.770 119.049 117.501 116.414 118.223

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Miscellaneous household products, 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 1.39%
2001 $20.30 1.49%
2002 $20.59 1.42%
2003 $20.34 -1.22%
2004 $20.18 -0.78%
2005 $20.39 1.07%
2006 $21.28 4.35%
2007 $21.77 2.30%
2008 $22.29 2.40%
2009 $22.40 0.46%
2010 $22.42 0.09%
2011 $22.61 0.85%
2012 $23.15 2.40%
2013 $23.01 -0.59%
2014 $22.96 -0.24%
2015 $22.82 -0.60%
2016 $22.52 -1.30%
2017 $22.32 -0.93%
2018 $22.66 1.55%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for miscellaneous household products, 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 Miscellaneous household products was 104.333 in the year 2000 and 118.223 in 2018:

118.223 / 104.333 * $20 = $22.66

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $22.66 in 2018 (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 1998. 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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