Other linens priced at $20 in 2000 $9.05 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Other linens

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Prices for Other Linens, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other linens were 54.73% lower in 2018 versus 2000 (a $10.95 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Other linens experienced an average inflation rate of -4.31% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, other linens costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $9.05 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for other linens was significantly lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -2.71%, which is above the average yearly change for other linens during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for other linens was much lower.

Price Inflation for Other linens since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2003 (-7.46%), 2007 (-6.94%), and 2006 (-6.86%).

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

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 100.000 102.208 100.969 98.231 95.954 93.185 86.231 82.385 80.338 74.831 69.640 65.916 62.988 60.189 58.163 55.116 52.144 50.529 48.372 46.381 44.478 44.465

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Other linens, 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 -2.71%
2001 $19.54 -2.32%
2002 $18.97 -2.89%
2003 $17.56 -7.46%
2004 $16.77 -4.46%
2005 $16.36 -2.48%
2006 $15.24 -6.86%
2007 $14.18 -6.94%
2008 $13.42 -5.35%
2009 $12.82 -4.44%
2010 $12.25 -4.44%
2011 $11.84 -3.37%
2012 $11.22 -5.24%
2013 $10.62 -5.39%
2014 $10.29 -3.10%
2015 $9.85 -4.27%
2016 $9.44 -4.12%
2017 $9.06 -4.10%
2018 $9.05 -0.03%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for other linens, 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 linens was 98.231 in the year 2000 and 44.465 in 2018:

44.465 / 98.231 * $20 = $9.05

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $9.05 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Other linens).


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

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