Nondurables priced at $20 in 2000 $28.61 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Nondurables

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Prices for Nondurables, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for nondurables were 43.06% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $8.61 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Nondurables experienced an average inflation rate of 2.01% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, nondurables costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $28.61 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for nondurables was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 4.61%, which is above the average yearly change for nondurables during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for nondurables was higher.

Price Inflation for Nondurables since 1935

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1947 (19.78%), 1942 (14.55%), and 1974 (13.67%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Nondurables:

Year 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 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 13.900 14.167 14.680 13.980 13.680 13.880 14.980 17.160 18.560 18.680 19.220 21.640 25.920 27.620 26.700 27.080 29.580 29.800 29.760 29.680 29.540 29.931 30.869 31.662 31.554 31.946 32.238 32.500 32.908 33.238 33.838 35.077 35.754 37.138 38.923 40.785 42.092 43.485 47.485 53.977 58.331 60.485 63.962 68.654 77.185 87.585 95.192 97.823 99.723 102.446 104.815 103.508 107.477 111.823 118.200 126.015 130.315 132.762 135.062 136.815 139.338 143.515 146.354 146.938 151.185 158.154 160.562 161.062 165.269 172.162 180.208 186.731 193.468 205.901 198.548 205.271 219.049 224.622 225.271 226.662 217.624 214.973 219.620 226.259

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Nondurables, 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 4.61%
2001 $20.30 1.52%
2002 $20.37 0.31%
2003 $20.90 2.61%
2004 $21.77 4.17%
2005 $22.79 4.67%
2006 $23.61 3.62%
2007 $24.47 3.61%
2008 $26.04 6.43%
2009 $25.11 -3.57%
2010 $25.96 3.39%
2011 $27.70 6.71%
2012 $28.41 2.54%
2013 $28.49 0.29%
2014 $28.66 0.62%
2015 $27.52 -3.99%
2016 $27.19 -1.22%
2017 $27.77 2.16%
2018 $28.61 3.02%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for nondurables, 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 Nondurables was 158.154 in the year 2000 and 226.259 in 2018:

226.259 / 158.154 * $20 = $28.61

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $28.61 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Nondurables).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Nondurables in 1935. In addition to nondurables, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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