Photographic equipment and supplies priced at $20 in 1977 $17.99 in 2024

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Prices for Photographic Equipment And Supplies, 1977-2024 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for photographic equipment and supplies are 10.05% lower in 2024 versus 1977 (a $2.01 difference in value).

Between 1977 and 2024: Photographic equipment and supplies experienced an average inflation rate of -0.23% per year. In other words, photographic equipment and supplies costing $20 in the year 1977 would cost $17.99 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.55% during this same period, inflation for photographic equipment and supplies was significantly lower.

Price Inflation for Photographic equipment and supplies since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (11.46%), 2007 (-10.43%), and 2024 (7.81%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1977

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Photographic equipment and supplies, 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$20.653.23%
1979$21.564.41%
1980$24.0311.46%
1981$25.014.11%
1982$25.843.31%
1983$26.271.64%
1984$26.741.80%
1985$27.211.74%
1986$28.314.08%
1987$30.216.70%
1988$31.614.64%
1989$33.044.51%
1990$33.812.34%
1991$34.421.79%
1992$34.991.65%
1993$35.351.03%
1994$34.78-1.62%
1995$35.070.83%
1996$35.130.20%
1997$35.220.25%
1998$34.96-0.75%
1999$34.23-2.08%
2000$33.21-2.98%
2001$32.53-2.05%
2002$31.17-4.20%
2003$29.58-5.08%
2004$27.40-7.38%
2005$25.88-5.54%
2006$23.94-7.52%
2007$21.44-10.43%
2008$20.11-6.20%
2009$19.41-3.47%
2010$18.37-5.40%
2011$17.57-4.33%
2012$16.90-3.82%
2013$15.88-6.00%
2014$15.52-2.29%
2015$14.47-6.75%
2016$14.15-2.26%
2017$14.643.49%
2018$14.11-3.63%
2019$14.140.20%
2020$14.855.03%
2021$15.333.28%
2022$15.984.18%
2023$16.694.45%
2024$17.997.81%*

* 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 Photographic equipment and supplies:

Year197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI76.10078.56282.02391.42395.17798.33199.946101.746103.515107.738114.954120.285125.708128.654130.962133.123134.500132.323133.423133.685134.023133.023130.262126.377123.792118.592112.569104.26298.48591.07781.58276.52473.86969.88166.85364.29760.44259.05755.07353.82755.70653.68253.79156.49658.34860.78763.49168.449

Adjust photographic equipment and supplies 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 Photographic equipment and supplies was 76.100 in the year 1977 and 68.449 in 2024:

68.449 / 76.100 * $20 = $17.99

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1977 has the same "purchasing power" as $17.99 in 2024 (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 1977. 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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