Other intercity transportation priced at $20 in 2000 $20.53 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Other intercity transportation

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Prices for Other Intercity Transportation, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other intercity transportation were 2.65% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $0.53 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Other intercity transportation experienced an average inflation rate of 0.15% per year. In other words, other intercity transportation costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $20.53 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for other intercity transportation was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -2.62%, which is below the average yearly change for other intercity transportation during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for other intercity transportation was much lower.

Price Inflation for Other intercity transportation since 1989

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2009 (-5.56%), 2006 (4.10%), and 1991 (3.96%).

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

Year 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 138.517 143.383 149.058 152.492 150.892 152.842 153.292 155.933 155.067 160.425 160.550 156.342 154.392 154.975 150.050 146.408 148.508 154.600 153.859 156.919 148.189 152.556 153.519 152.080 154.036 152.906 152.835 158.282 159.647 160.483

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Other intercity transportation, 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 -2.62%
2001 $19.75 -1.25%
2002 $19.83 0.38%
2003 $19.20 -3.18%
2004 $18.73 -2.43%
2005 $19.00 1.43%
2006 $19.78 4.10%
2007 $19.68 -0.48%
2008 $20.07 1.99%
2009 $18.96 -5.56%
2010 $19.52 2.95%
2011 $19.64 0.63%
2012 $19.45 -0.94%
2013 $19.70 1.29%
2014 $19.56 -0.73%
2015 $19.55 -0.05%
2016 $20.25 3.56%
2017 $20.42 0.86%
2018 $20.53 0.52%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for other intercity transportation, 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 intercity transportation was 156.342 in the year 2000 and 160.483 in 2018:

160.483 / 156.342 * $20 = $20.53

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $20.53 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Other intercity transportation).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Other intercity transportation in 1989. In addition to other intercity transportation, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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