Other appliances priced at $20 in 1997 $13.99 in 2021

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Prices for Other Appliances, 1997-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other appliances were 30.03% lower in 2021 versus 1997 (a $6.01 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2021: Other appliances experienced an average inflation rate of -1.48% per year. In other words, other appliances costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $13.99 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.16% during this same period, inflation for other appliances was significantly lower.

Price Inflation for Other appliances since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2010 (-4.98%), 2004 (-4.87%), and 2002 (-4.53%).

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

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 100.000 101.185 97.392 94.908 91.454 87.308 83.531 79.462 77.885 77.300 76.766 75.315 77.291 73.438 72.798 71.698 70.575 69.063 67.684 66.238 65.257 65.263 66.814 68.186 69.974

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Buying power of $20 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Other appliances, 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 $20.24 1.18%
1999 $19.48 -3.75%
2000 $18.98 -2.55%
2001 $18.29 -3.64%
2002 $17.46 -4.53%
2003 $16.71 -4.33%
2004 $15.89 -4.87%
2005 $15.58 -1.98%
2006 $15.46 -0.75%
2007 $15.35 -0.69%
2008 $15.06 -1.89%
2009 $15.46 2.62%
2010 $14.69 -4.98%
2011 $14.56 -0.87%
2012 $14.34 -1.51%
2013 $14.12 -1.57%
2014 $13.81 -2.14%
2015 $13.54 -2.00%
2016 $13.25 -2.14%
2017 $13.05 -1.48%
2018 $13.05 0.01%
2019 $13.36 2.38%
2020 $13.64 2.05%
2021 $13.99 2.62%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for other appliances, 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 Other appliances was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 69.974 in 2021:

69.974 / 100.000 * $20 = $13.99

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $13.99 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Other appliances).


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

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