Other goods and services priced at $20 in 2000 $32.51 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Other goods and services

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Prices for Other Goods And Services, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other goods and services were 62.53% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $12.51 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Other goods and services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.74% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, other goods and services costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $32.51 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for other goods and services was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 4.94%, which is above the average yearly change for other goods and services during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for other goods and services was higher.

Price Inflation for Other goods and services since 1984

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1999 (8.65%), 1991 (7.92%), and 1989 (7.76%).

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

Year 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 107.867 114.467 121.400 128.467 137.033 147.667 159.000 171.600 183.300 192.900 198.533 206.867 215.433 224.800 237.733 258.300 271.067 282.633 293.233 298.733 304.733 313.367 321.700 333.328 345.381 368.586 381.291 387.224 394.395 401.002 408.097 414.898 423.073 432.584 440.563

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Other goods and services, 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 4.94%
2001 $20.85 4.27%
2002 $21.64 3.75%
2003 $22.04 1.88%
2004 $22.48 2.01%
2005 $23.12 2.83%
2006 $23.74 2.66%
2007 $24.59 3.61%
2008 $25.48 3.62%
2009 $27.20 6.72%
2010 $28.13 3.45%
2011 $28.57 1.56%
2012 $29.10 1.85%
2013 $29.59 1.68%
2014 $30.11 1.77%
2015 $30.61 1.67%
2016 $31.22 1.97%
2017 $31.92 2.25%
2018 $32.51 1.84%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for other goods and services, 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 goods and services was 271.067 in the year 2000 and 440.563 in 2018:

440.563 / 271.067 * $20 = $32.51

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $32.51 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Other goods and services).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Other goods and services in 1984. In addition to other goods and services, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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