Other food at home priced at $20 in 2000 $27.01 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Other food at home

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Prices for Other Food At Home, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other food at home were 35.04% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $7.01 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Other food at home experienced an average inflation rate of 1.68% per year. In other words, other food at home costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $27.01 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for other food at home was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 1.43%, which is below the average yearly change for other food at home during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for other food at home was lower.

Price Inflation for Other food at home since 1967

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1974 (30.12%), 1977 (21.10%), and 1975 (15.95%).

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

Year 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 29.292 29.775 30.667 32.850 34.283 34.575 36.708 47.767 55.383 56.433 68.342 73.600 78.942 88.333 94.875 97.258 99.450 103.008 105.592 109.283 110.517 113.125 119.075 123.442 127.267 128.825 130.442 135.625 140.775 142.950 147.342 150.800 153.450 155.650 159.592 160.742 162.592 164.892 166.958 169.608 173.273 184.173 191.221 191.127 197.359 204.835 204.802 206.152 209.330 209.522 209.866 210.183

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Other food at home, 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 1.43%
2001 $20.51 2.53%
2002 $20.65 0.72%
2003 $20.89 1.15%
2004 $21.19 1.41%
2005 $21.45 1.25%
2006 $21.79 1.59%
2007 $22.26 2.16%
2008 $23.67 6.29%
2009 $24.57 3.83%
2010 $24.56 -0.05%
2011 $25.36 3.26%
2012 $26.32 3.79%
2013 $26.32 -0.02%
2014 $26.49 0.66%
2015 $26.90 1.54%
2016 $26.92 0.09%
2017 $26.97 0.16%
2018 $27.01 0.15%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for other food at home, 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 Other food at home was 155.650 in the year 2000 and 210.183 in 2018:

210.183 / 155.650 * $20 = $27.01

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $27.01 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Other food at home).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Other food at home in 1967. In addition to other food at home, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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