Other household equipment and furnishings priced at $20 in 2000 $10.53 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Other household equipment and furnishings

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Prices for Other Household Equipment And Furnishings, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other household equipment and furnishings were 47.34% lower in 2018 versus 2000 (a $9.47 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Other household equipment and furnishings experienced an average inflation rate of -3.50% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, other household equipment and furnishings costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $10.53 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for other household equipment and furnishings was significantly lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -0.88%, which is above the average yearly change for other household equipment and furnishings during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for other household equipment and furnishings was much lower.

Price Inflation for Other household equipment and furnishings since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2006 (-5.96%), 2018 (-5.16%), and 2003 (-4.85%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Other household equipment and furnishings:

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 100.000 101.292 98.838 97.969 96.723 93.815 89.269 87.369 85.477 80.385 76.948 75.614 73.991 70.762 68.452 65.688 63.511 60.733 59.057 57.118 54.394 51.590

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Other household equipment and furnishings, 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 -0.88%
2001 $19.75 -1.27%
2002 $19.15 -3.01%
2003 $18.22 -4.85%
2004 $17.84 -2.13%
2005 $17.45 -2.17%
2006 $16.41 -5.96%
2007 $15.71 -4.28%
2008 $15.44 -1.73%
2009 $15.10 -2.15%
2010 $14.45 -4.36%
2011 $13.97 -3.26%
2012 $13.41 -4.04%
2013 $12.97 -3.31%
2014 $12.40 -4.37%
2015 $12.06 -2.76%
2016 $11.66 -3.28%
2017 $11.10 -4.77%
2018 $10.53 -5.16%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for other household equipment and furnishings, 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 household equipment and furnishings was 97.969 in the year 2000 and 51.590 in 2018:

51.590 / 97.969 * $20 = $10.53

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $10.53 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Other household equipment and furnishings).


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

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