Other miscellaneous foods priced at $20 in 2000 $24.45 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Other miscellaneous foods

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Prices for Other Miscellaneous Foods, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other miscellaneous foods were 22.25% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $4.45 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Other miscellaneous foods experienced an average inflation rate of 1.12% per year. In other words, other miscellaneous foods costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $24.45 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for other miscellaneous foods was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 2.45%, which is above the average yearly change for other miscellaneous foods during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for other miscellaneous foods was lower.

Price Inflation for Other miscellaneous foods since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2008 (4.19%), 2012 (3.47%), and 1998 (2.57%).

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

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 100.000 102.569 104.885 107.454 108.923 109.169 110.331 110.423 111.338 113.877 115.105 119.924 122.393 121.683 123.996 128.303 129.221 130.448 131.757 131.645 131.864 131.367

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Other miscellaneous foods, 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 2.45%
2001 $20.27 1.37%
2002 $20.32 0.23%
2003 $20.54 1.06%
2004 $20.55 0.08%
2005 $20.72 0.83%
2006 $21.20 2.28%
2007 $21.42 1.08%
2008 $22.32 4.19%
2009 $22.78 2.06%
2010 $22.65 -0.58%
2011 $23.08 1.90%
2012 $23.88 3.47%
2013 $24.05 0.72%
2014 $24.28 0.95%
2015 $24.52 1.00%
2016 $24.50 -0.08%
2017 $24.54 0.17%
2018 $24.45 -0.38%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for other miscellaneous foods, 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 miscellaneous foods was 107.454 in the year 2000 and 131.367 in 2018:

131.367 / 107.454 * $20 = $24.45

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $24.45 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Other miscellaneous foods).


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

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