Pets and pet products priced at $20 in 2000 $27.40 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Pets and pet products

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Prices for Pets And Pet Products, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for pets and pet products were 37.01% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $7.40 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Pets and pet products experienced an average inflation rate of 1.76% per year. In other words, pets and pet products costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $27.40 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for pets and pet products was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -0.12%, which is below the average yearly change for pets and pet products during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for pets and pet products was much lower.

Price Inflation for Pets and pet products since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (11.53%), 1981 (10.38%), and 2008 (9.19%).

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

Year 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 68.100 69.377 74.654 83.262 91.900 96.769 99.962 103.277 106.377 108.662 110.977 114.469 120.700 124.562 129.054 128.085 128.808 130.931 132.269 139.015 142.715 143.469 144.462 144.285 146.654 149.654 150.262 154.469 155.831 161.662 166.578 181.882 194.891 192.855 195.934 199.536 200.906 199.313 198.205 198.360 197.045 197.680

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Pets and pet products, 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 -0.12%
2001 $20.33 1.64%
2002 $20.74 2.05%
2003 $20.83 0.41%
2004 $21.41 2.80%
2005 $21.60 0.88%
2006 $22.41 3.74%
2007 $23.09 3.04%
2008 $25.21 9.19%
2009 $27.01 7.15%
2010 $26.73 -1.04%
2011 $27.16 1.60%
2012 $27.66 1.84%
2013 $27.85 0.69%
2014 $27.63 -0.79%
2015 $27.47 -0.56%
2016 $27.50 0.08%
2017 $27.31 -0.66%
2018 $27.40 0.32%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for pets and pet products, 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 Pets and pet products was 144.285 in the year 2000 and 197.680 in 2018:

197.680 / 144.285 * $20 = $27.40

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $27.40 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Pets and pet products).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Pets and pet products in 1977. In addition to pets and pet products, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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