Pets, pet products and services priced at $20 in 1999 $33.10 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Pets, pet products and services

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Prices for Pets, Pet Products And Services, 1999-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for pets, pet products and services were 65.48% higher in 2018 versus 1999.

Between 1999 and 2018: Pets, pet products and services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.69% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, pets, pet products and services costing $20 in the year 1999 would cost $33.10 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.14% during this same period, inflation for pets, pet products and services was similar.

In the year 1999: Pricing changed by 1.88%, below the average yearly change for pets, pet products and services during the 1999-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1999 (2.19%), price inflation for pets, pet products and services was lower.

Price Inflation for Pets, pet products and services since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2008 (7.94%), 2009 (6.19%), and 2007 (4.24%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Pets, pet products and services:

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 100.000 101.477 103.385 106.115 109.677 113.231 115.662 120.138 123.577 128.400 133.841 144.472 153.416 154.362 158.739 162.374 164.576 165.697 167.307 169.631 170.286 171.080

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How to calculate the inflation rate for pets, pet products and services, 1999-2018

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 1999 * 1999 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Pets, pet products and services was 103.385 in the year 1999 and 171.080 in 2018:

171.080 / 103.385 * $20 = $33.10

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1999 has the same "purchasing power" as $33.10 in 2018 (in the category of Pets, pet products and services).


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

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