Nonelectric cookware and tableware priced at $20 in 1997 $16.08 in 2021

Nonelectric Cookware And Tableware Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Nonelectric Cookware And Tableware, 1997-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for nonelectric cookware and tableware were 19.60% lower in 2021 versus 1997 (a $3.92 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2021: Nonelectric cookware and tableware experienced an average inflation rate of -0.90% per year. In other words, nonelectric cookware and tableware costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $16.08 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.11% during this same period, inflation for nonelectric cookware and tableware was significantly lower.

Price Inflation for Nonelectric cookware and tableware since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2003 (-4.25%), 2014 (-3.97%), and 2020 (-3.18%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Nonelectric cookware and tableware:

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
CPI 100.000 99.931 97.938 98.385 97.023 94.569 90.554 90.708 91.331 91.077 93.148 95.906 97.137 96.608 97.887 97.660 97.174 93.317 90.407 88.666 86.319 83.864 81.213 78.633 80.399

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Buying power of $20 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Nonelectric cookware and tableware, 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 $19.99 -0.07%
1999 $19.59 -1.99%
2000 $19.68 0.46%
2001 $19.40 -1.38%
2002 $18.91 -2.53%
2003 $18.11 -4.25%
2004 $18.14 0.17%
2005 $18.27 0.69%
2006 $18.22 -0.28%
2007 $18.63 2.27%
2008 $19.18 2.96%
2009 $19.43 1.28%
2010 $19.32 -0.54%
2011 $19.58 1.32%
2012 $19.53 -0.23%
2013 $19.43 -0.50%
2014 $18.66 -3.97%
2015 $18.08 -3.12%
2016 $17.73 -1.93%
2017 $17.26 -2.65%
2018 $16.77 -2.84%
2019 $16.24 -3.16%
2020 $15.73 -3.18%
2021 $16.08 2.25%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for nonelectric cookware and tableware, 1997-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 1997 * 1997 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Nonelectric cookware and tableware was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 80.399 in 2021:

80.399 / 100.000 * $20 = $16.08

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $16.08 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Nonelectric cookware and tableware).


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

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