Personal care priced at $20 in 2000 $27.89 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Personal care

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

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for personal care were 39.46% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $7.89 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Personal care experienced an average inflation rate of 1.87% per year. In other words, personal care costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $27.89 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for personal care was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 2.85%, which is above the average yearly change for personal care during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for personal care was lower.

Price Inflation for Personal care since 1999

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2001 (2.96%), 2008 (2.89%), and 2000 (2.85%).

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

Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 161.050 165.633 170.533 174.658 178.058 181.683 185.642 190.233 195.618 201.274 204.585 206.643 208.555 212.133 214.979 217.989 220.821 224.273 227.023 230.993

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Personal care, 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 2.85%
2001 $20.59 2.96%
2002 $21.09 2.42%
2003 $21.50 1.95%
2004 $21.94 2.04%
2005 $22.42 2.18%
2006 $22.97 2.47%
2007 $23.62 2.83%
2008 $24.30 2.89%
2009 $24.70 1.64%
2010 $24.95 1.01%
2011 $25.18 0.93%
2012 $25.61 1.72%
2013 $25.96 1.34%
2014 $26.32 1.40%
2015 $26.66 1.30%
2016 $27.08 1.56%
2017 $27.41 1.23%
2018 $27.89 1.75%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for personal care, 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 was 165.633 in the year 2000 and 230.993 in 2018:

230.993 / 165.633 * $20 = $27.89

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $27.89 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Personal care).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Personal care in 1999. In addition to personal care, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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