Photographer fees priced at $20 in 2000 $24.69 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Photographer fees

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Prices for Photographer Fees, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for photographer fees were 23.47% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $4.69 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Photographer fees experienced an average inflation rate of 1.18% per year. In other words, photographer fees costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $24.69 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for photographer fees was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 1.59%, which is above the average yearly change for photographer fees during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for photographer fees was lower.

Price Inflation for Photographer fees since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2002 (4.04%), 2001 (2.51%), and 2011 (2.10%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Photographer fees:

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 100.000 100.670 102.300 103.922 106.531 110.831 113.092 112.869 112.931 113.969 115.640 117.585 119.008 120.174 122.698 124.682 125.607 127.982 128.091 129.709 127.457 128.315

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Photographer fees, 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 1.59%
2001 $20.50 2.51%
2002 $21.33 4.04%
2003 $21.76 2.04%
2004 $21.72 -0.20%
2005 $21.73 0.05%
2006 $21.93 0.92%
2007 $22.26 1.47%
2008 $22.63 1.68%
2009 $22.90 1.21%
2010 $23.13 0.98%
2011 $23.61 2.10%
2012 $24.00 1.62%
2013 $24.17 0.74%
2014 $24.63 1.89%
2015 $24.65 0.09%
2016 $24.96 1.26%
2017 $24.53 -1.74%
2018 $24.69 0.67%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for photographer fees, 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 Photographer fees was 103.922 in the year 2000 and 128.315 in 2018:

128.315 / 103.922 * $20 = $24.69

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $24.69 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Photographer fees).


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

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