Other furniture priced at $20 in 1997 $13.78 in 2020

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Prices for Other Furniture, 1997-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other furniture were 31.08% lower in 2020 versus 1997 (a $6.22 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2020: Other furniture experienced an average inflation rate of -1.61% per year. In other words, other furniture costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $13.78 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.09% during this same period, inflation for other furniture was significantly lower.

Price Inflation for Other furniture since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2010 (-8.30%), 2016 (-6.38%), and 2001 (-4.88%).

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

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
CPI 100.000 103.338 102.385 101.192 96.254 94.600 93.423 91.415 88.992 89.631 88.973 88.209 89.355 81.942 78.188 79.238 77.042 74.636 75.094 70.306 69.396 68.155 69.307 68.922

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Buying power of $20 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Other furniture, 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 $20.67 3.34%
1999 $20.48 -0.92%
2000 $20.24 -1.16%
2001 $19.25 -4.88%
2002 $18.92 -1.72%
2003 $18.68 -1.24%
2004 $18.28 -2.15%
2005 $17.80 -2.65%
2006 $17.93 0.72%
2007 $17.79 -0.73%
2008 $17.64 -0.86%
2009 $17.87 1.30%
2010 $16.39 -8.30%
2011 $15.64 -4.58%
2012 $15.85 1.34%
2013 $15.41 -2.77%
2014 $14.93 -3.12%
2015 $15.02 0.61%
2016 $14.06 -6.38%
2017 $13.88 -1.29%
2018 $13.63 -1.79%
2019 $13.86 1.69%
2020 $13.78 -0.56%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for other furniture, 1997-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1997 * 1997 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Other furniture was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 68.922 in 2020:

68.922 / 100.000 * $20 = $13.78

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $13.78 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Other furniture).


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

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