Photographic equipment and supplies priced at $20 in 2000 $8.51 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Photographic equipment and supplies

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Prices for Photographic Equipment And Supplies, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for photographic equipment and supplies were 57.46% lower in 2018 versus 2000 (a $11.49 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Photographic equipment and supplies experienced an average inflation rate of -4.64% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, photographic equipment and supplies costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $8.51 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for photographic equipment and supplies was significantly lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -2.98%, which is above the average yearly change for photographic equipment and supplies during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for photographic equipment and supplies was much lower.

Price Inflation for Photographic equipment and supplies since 1978

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (11.47%), 2007 (-10.42%), and 2006 (-7.51%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Photographic equipment and supplies:

Year 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 78.583 82.008 91.417 95.192 98.325 99.950 101.750 103.525 107.733 114.958 120.275 125.708 128.658 130.958 133.125 134.500 132.325 133.425 133.683 134.025 133.025 130.258 126.375 123.792 118.592 112.567 104.258 98.458 91.067 81.575 76.528 73.888 69.902 66.851 64.287 60.438 59.036 55.061 53.806 55.700 53.765

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Photographic equipment and supplies, 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 -2.98%
2001 $19.59 -2.04%
2002 $18.77 -4.20%
2003 $17.81 -5.08%
2004 $16.50 -7.38%
2005 $15.58 -5.56%
2006 $14.41 -7.51%
2007 $12.91 -10.42%
2008 $12.11 -6.19%
2009 $11.69 -3.45%
2010 $11.06 -5.39%
2011 $10.58 -4.37%
2012 $10.17 -3.83%
2013 $9.56 -5.99%
2014 $9.34 -2.32%
2015 $8.71 -6.73%
2016 $8.52 -2.28%
2017 $8.81 3.52%
2018 $8.51 -3.47%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for photographic equipment and supplies, 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 Photographic equipment and supplies was 126.375 in the year 2000 and 53.765 in 2018:

53.765 / 126.375 * $20 = $8.51

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $8.51 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Photographic equipment and supplies).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Photographic equipment and supplies in 1978. In addition to photographic equipment and supplies, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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