Pet services priced at $20 in 2000 $35.08 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Pet services

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

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for pet services were 75.41% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $15.08 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Pet services experienced an average inflation rate of 3.17% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, pet services costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $35.08 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for pet services was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 3.91%, which is above the average yearly change for pet services during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for pet services was higher.

Price Inflation for Pet services since 1998

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2008 (5.70%), 2005 (4.92%), and 2007 (4.58%).

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

Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 102.992 104.792 108.892 112.550 115.658 120.342 124.875 131.017 136.125 142.361 150.475 156.334 157.729 163.755 168.254 171.871 176.823 181.112 184.787 186.744 191.012

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Pet 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 3.91%
2001 $20.67 3.36%
2002 $21.24 2.76%
2003 $22.10 4.05%
2004 $22.94 3.77%
2005 $24.06 4.92%
2006 $25.00 3.90%
2007 $26.15 4.58%
2008 $27.64 5.70%
2009 $28.71 3.89%
2010 $28.97 0.89%
2011 $30.08 3.82%
2012 $30.90 2.75%
2013 $31.57 2.15%
2014 $32.48 2.88%
2015 $33.26 2.43%
2016 $33.94 2.03%
2017 $34.30 1.06%
2018 $35.08 2.29%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for pet 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 Pet services was 108.892 in the year 2000 and 191.012 in 2018:

191.012 / 108.892 * $20 = $35.08

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $35.08 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Pet services).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Pet services in 1998. In addition to pet 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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