Pets and pet products priced at $20 in 1977 $70.71 in 2024

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Prices for Pets And Pet Products, 1977-2024 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for pets and pet products are 253.55% higher in 2024 versus 1977 (a $50.71 difference in value).

Between 1977 and 2024: Pets and pet products experienced an average inflation rate of 2.72% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, pets and pet products costing $20 in the year 1977 would cost $70.71 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.55% during this same period, inflation for pets and pet products was 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%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1977

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Pets and pet products, over time, for $20 beginning in 1977. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1977$20.00-
1978$20.381.88%
1979$21.927.61%
1980$24.4511.53%
1981$26.9910.38%
1982$28.425.30%
1983$29.363.30%
1984$30.333.32%
1985$31.243.00%
1986$31.912.15%
1987$32.592.13%
1988$33.623.15%
1989$35.455.44%
1990$36.583.20%
1991$37.903.61%
1992$37.62-0.75%
1993$37.830.56%
1994$38.451.65%
1995$38.851.02%
1996$40.835.10%
1997$41.912.66%
1998$42.130.53%
1999$42.430.69%
2000$42.37-0.12%
2001$43.071.64%
2002$43.952.05%
2003$44.130.41%
2004$45.372.80%
2005$45.770.88%
2006$47.483.74%
2007$48.923.04%
2008$53.429.19%
2009$57.247.15%
2010$56.64-1.04%
2011$57.541.60%
2012$58.601.84%
2013$59.000.69%
2014$58.54-0.79%
2015$58.21-0.56%
2016$58.260.08%
2017$57.87-0.66%
2018$58.100.40%
2019$59.822.96%
2020$59.46-0.60%
2021$60.061.00%
2022$65.579.18%
2023$70.457.44%
2024$70.710.36%*

* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.


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

Year197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI68.10069.37774.65483.26291.90096.76999.962103.277106.377108.662110.977114.469120.700124.562129.054128.085128.808130.931132.269139.015142.715143.469144.462144.285146.654149.654150.262154.469155.831161.662166.578181.882194.891192.855195.934199.536200.906199.313198.205198.360197.045197.834203.688202.470204.504223.278239.897240.765

Adjust pets and pet products prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 1977 * 1977 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Pets and pet products was 68.100 in the year 1977 and 240.765 in 2024:

240.765 / 68.100 * $20 = $70.71

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1977 has the same "purchasing power" as $70.71 in 2024 (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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