Miscellaneous personal services priced at $20 in 2000 $35.43 in 2019

Historical Price Inflation for Miscellaneous personal services

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Prices for Miscellaneous Personal Services, 2000-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for miscellaneous personal services were 77.15% higher in 2019 versus 2000 (a $15.43 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2019: Miscellaneous personal services experienced an average inflation rate of 3.06% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, miscellaneous personal services costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $35.43 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.02% during this same period, inflation for miscellaneous personal services was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 3.82%, which is above the average yearly change for miscellaneous personal services during the 2000-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for miscellaneous personal services was higher.

Price Inflation for Miscellaneous personal services since 1990

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1991 (6.59%), 1994 (5.27%), and 1992 (5.12%).

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

Year 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 2019
CPI 158.417 168.858 177.500 186.117 195.933 205.908 215.575 226.058 234.758 243.008 252.292 263.125 274.367 283.492 293.883 303.025 313.617 324.969 338.893 344.462 354.051 362.868 372.723 381.915 389.697 399.340 411.803 423.974 439.772 446.926

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Miscellaneous personal services, 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 3.82%
2001 $20.86 4.29%
2002 $21.75 4.27%
2003 $22.47 3.33%
2004 $23.30 3.67%
2005 $24.02 3.11%
2006 $24.86 3.50%
2007 $25.76 3.62%
2008 $26.87 4.28%
2009 $27.31 1.64%
2010 $28.07 2.78%
2011 $28.77 2.49%
2012 $29.55 2.72%
2013 $30.28 2.47%
2014 $30.89 2.04%
2015 $31.66 2.47%
2016 $32.64 3.12%
2017 $33.61 2.96%
2018 $34.86 3.73%
2019 $35.43 1.63%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for miscellaneous personal services, 2000-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Miscellaneous personal services was 252.292 in the year 2000 and 446.926 in 2019:

446.926 / 252.292 * $20 = $35.43

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $35.43 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Miscellaneous personal services).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Miscellaneous personal services in 1990. In addition to miscellaneous personal services, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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