Nonalcholic beverages priced at $5 in 2000 $6.08 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Nonalcholic beverages

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Prices for Nonalcholic Beverages, 2000-2018 ($5)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials were 21.60% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $1.08 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Nonalcholic beverages experienced an average inflation rate of 1.09% per year. In other words, nonalcholic beverages costing $5 in the year 2000 would cost $6.08 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for nonalcholic beverages was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 2.58%, which is above the average yearly change for nonalcholic beverages during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for nonalcholic beverages was lower.

Price Inflation for Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials since 1947

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1977 (50.64%), 1950 (41.57%), and 1976 (19.58%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials:

Year 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 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 11.962 13.123 14.138 20.015 22.069 22.208 22.808 27.115 24.269 25.362 25.200 23.415 21.269 21.108 21.115 20.800 21.069 23.615 23.446 23.292 23.100 23.554 24.162 27.085 28.077 28.000 30.077 35.931 41.323 49.415 74.438 78.700 82.600 91.385 95.262 97.946 99.777 102.285 104.285 110.392 107.492 107.531 111.300 113.538 114.115 114.262 114.592 123.169 131.723 128.569 133.377 133.015 134.292 137.762 139.200 139.215 139.815 140.354 144.362 147.369 153.432 160.045 163.034 161.602 166.790 168.606 166.917 166.016 167.896 167.267 167.561 167.521

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Buying power of $5 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Nonalcholic beverages, over time, for $5 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 $5.00 2.58%
2001 $5.05 1.04%
2002 $5.05 0.01%
2003 $5.07 0.43%
2004 $5.09 0.39%
2005 $5.24 2.86%
2006 $5.35 2.08%
2007 $5.57 4.11%
2008 $5.81 4.31%
2009 $5.92 1.87%
2010 $5.87 -0.88%
2011 $6.05 3.21%
2012 $6.12 1.09%
2013 $6.06 -1.00%
2014 $6.03 -0.54%
2015 $6.09 1.13%
2016 $6.07 -0.37%
2017 $6.08 0.18%
2018 $6.08 -0.02%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for nonalcholic beverages, 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 Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials was 137.762 in the year 2000 and 167.521 in 2018:

167.521 / 137.762 * $5 = $6.08

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $5 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $6.08 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials in 1947. In addition to nonalcholic beverages, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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