Personal care services priced at $20 in 2000 $29.62 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Personal care services

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Prices for Personal Care Services, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for personal care services were 48.12% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $9.62 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Personal care services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.21% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, personal care services costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $29.62 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for personal care services was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 3.94%, which is above the average yearly change for personal care services during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for personal care services was higher.

Price Inflation for Personal care services since 1952

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (8.50%), 1974 (8.34%), and 1979 (8.17%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Personal care services:

Year 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 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 23.900 24.100 24.480 25.760 27.220 28.340 29.040 30.060 31.060 31.540 32.280 33.060 33.967 34.933 36.580 38.062 40.085 42.246 44.185 45.708 46.815 49.731 53.877 57.654 61.869 66.400 71.346 77.177 83.738 90.254 95.662 99.977 104.385 108.885 112.492 116.185 120.669 126.777 132.785 137.023 139.992 143.969 147.885 151.523 156.554 162.362 166.031 171.392 178.138 184.323 188.385 193.177 197.608 203.869 209.662 216.559 223.669 227.588 229.614 230.800 234.227 238.791 241.999 247.168 252.899 257.370 263.853

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Personal care 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 3.94%
2001 $20.69 3.47%
2002 $21.15 2.20%
2003 $21.69 2.54%
2004 $22.19 2.29%
2005 $22.89 3.17%
2006 $23.54 2.84%
2007 $24.31 3.29%
2008 $25.11 3.28%
2009 $25.55 1.75%
2010 $25.78 0.89%
2011 $25.91 0.52%
2012 $26.30 1.48%
2013 $26.81 1.95%
2014 $27.17 1.34%
2015 $27.75 2.14%
2016 $28.39 2.32%
2017 $28.90 1.77%
2018 $29.62 2.52%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for personal care 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 Personal care services was 178.138 in the year 2000 and 263.853 in 2018:

263.853 / 178.138 * $20 = $29.62

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $29.62 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Personal care services).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Personal care services in 1952. In addition to personal care 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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