Other food away from home priced at $20 in 2000 $35.74 in 2019

Historical Price Inflation for Other food away from home

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Prices for Other Food Away From Home, 2000-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other food away from home were 78.70% higher in 2019 versus 2000 (a $15.74 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2019: Other food away from home experienced an average inflation rate of 3.10% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, other food away from home costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $35.74 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.07% during this same period, inflation for other food away from home was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 3.66%, which is above the average yearly change for other food away from home during the 2000-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for other food away from home was higher.

Price Inflation for Other food away from home since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2007 (5.45%), 2005 (4.83%), and 2008 (4.56%).

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

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
CPI 100.000 101.577 105.162 109.008 113.400 117.700 121.254 125.269 131.315 136.623 144.068 150.640 155.852 159.276 162.794 166.503 169.637 173.762 179.625 182.692 184.548 191.845 194.798

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Other food away from 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 3.66%
2001 $20.81 4.03%
2002 $21.59 3.79%
2003 $22.25 3.02%
2004 $22.98 3.31%
2005 $24.09 4.83%
2006 $25.07 4.04%
2007 $26.43 5.45%
2008 $27.64 4.56%
2009 $28.59 3.46%
2010 $29.22 2.20%
2011 $29.87 2.21%
2012 $30.55 2.28%
2013 $31.12 1.88%
2014 $31.88 2.43%
2015 $32.96 3.37%
2016 $33.52 1.71%
2017 $33.86 1.02%
2018 $35.20 3.95%
2019 $35.74 1.54%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for other food away from home, 2000-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Other food away from home was 109.008 in the year 2000 and 194.798 in 2019:

194.798 / 109.008 * $20 = $35.74

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $35.74 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Other food away from home).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Other food away from home in 1997. In addition to other food away from 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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