Other foods priced at $20 in 1963 $159.12 in 2024

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Prices for Other Foods, 1963-2024 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other foods are 695.62% higher in 2024 versus 1963 (a $139.12 difference in value).

Between 1963 and 2024: Other foods experienced an average inflation rate of 3.46% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, other foods costing $20 in the year 1963 would cost $159.12 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.86% during this same period, inflation for other foods was lower.

Price Inflation for Other foods since 1963

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1974 (21.34%), 1975 (12.88%), and 2022 (12.65%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1963

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Other foods, over time, for $20 beginning in 1963. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1963$20.00-
1964$19.91-0.47%
1965$20.090.95%
1966$19.92-0.87%
1967$20.161.20%
1968$20.521.81%
1969$21.233.45%
1970$22.053.86%
1971$22.702.97%
1972$23.101.74%
1973$23.973.78%
1974$29.0921.34%
1975$32.8312.88%
1976$34.123.93%
1977$35.343.55%
1978$38.167.99%
1979$42.0110.08%
1980$46.5510.81%
1981$51.3610.33%
1982$54.015.16%
1983$55.713.13%
1984$57.403.05%
1985$59.273.25%
1986$60.822.62%
1987$63.404.24%
1988$65.733.67%
1989$69.916.36%
1990$73.074.51%
1991$76.404.56%
1992$78.062.18%
1993$80.062.56%
1994$82.172.63%
1995$84.172.44%
1996$87.033.39%
1997$89.823.21%
1998$92.202.65%
1999$94.092.04%
2000$95.951.98%
2001$98.072.22%
2002$98.680.62%
2003$99.580.92%
2004$100.100.52%
2005$101.651.55%
2006$103.041.37%
2007$104.871.77%
2008$110.365.24%
2009$114.483.73%
2010$113.96-0.46%
2011$116.602.32%
2012$120.673.50%
2013$121.280.50%
2014$122.491.00%
2015$124.481.63%
2016$124.840.29%
2017$124.990.12%
2018$125.160.14%
2019$125.490.26%
2020$129.413.12%
2021$132.232.18%
2022$148.9612.65%
2023$158.756.57%
2024$159.120.23%*

* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.


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

Year19631964196519661967196819691970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI35.90035.73136.06935.75436.18536.83838.10839.57740.75441.46243.03152.21558.93861.25463.43168.50075.40883.56292.19296.95499.992103.038106.392109.177113.808117.985125.492131.154137.138140.123143.715147.492151.092156.215161.231165.508168.885172.223176.038177.131178.754179.685182.462184.962188.244198.103205.497204.553209.292216.611217.701219.869223.443224.093224.362224.667225.250232.286237.350267.379284.958285.627

Adjust other foods prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 1963 * 1963 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Other foods was 35.900 in the year 1963 and 285.627 in 2024:

285.627 / 35.900 * $20 = $159.12

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1963 has the same "purchasing power" as $159.12 in 2024 (in the CPI category of Other foods).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Other foods in 1963. In addition to other foods, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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