Pet food priced at $20 in 2000 $29.43 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Pet food

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Prices for Pet Food, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for pet food were 47.15% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $9.43 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Pet food experienced an average inflation rate of 2.17% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, pet food costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $29.43 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for pet food was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -0.05%, which is below the average yearly change for pet food during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for pet food was much lower.

Price Inflation for Pet food since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2008 (11.08%), 2009 (8.47%), and 2006 (4.34%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Pet food:

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 100.000 101.477 102.385 102.338 104.300 106.000 106.731 110.323 110.723 115.531 119.400 132.625 143.853 143.312 146.442 150.549 154.071 153.608 152.028 152.325 150.650 150.586

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Pet food, 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 -0.05%
2001 $20.38 1.92%
2002 $20.72 1.63%
2003 $20.86 0.69%
2004 $21.56 3.37%
2005 $21.64 0.36%
2006 $22.58 4.34%
2007 $23.33 3.35%
2008 $25.92 11.08%
2009 $28.11 8.47%
2010 $28.01 -0.38%
2011 $28.62 2.18%
2012 $29.42 2.80%
2013 $30.11 2.34%
2014 $30.02 -0.30%
2015 $29.71 -1.03%
2016 $29.77 0.20%
2017 $29.44 -1.10%
2018 $29.43 -0.04%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for pet food, 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 Pet food was 102.338 in the year 2000 and 150.586 in 2018:

150.586 / 102.338 * $20 = $29.43

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $29.43 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Pet food).


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

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