Pork chops priced at $20 in 1969 $100.54 in 2022

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Prices for Pork Chops, 1969-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for pork chops are 402.72% higher in 2022 versus 1969 (a $80.54 difference in value).

Between 1969 and 2022: Pork chops experienced an average inflation rate of 3.09% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, pork chops costing $20 in the year 1969 would cost $100.54 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 4.00% during this same period, inflation for pork chops was lower.

In the year 1969: Pricing changed by 9.10%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for pork chops during the 1969-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1969 (5.46%), inflation for pork chops was much higher.

Price Inflation for Pork chops since 1939

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1947 (49%), 1946 (30.82%), and 1973 (25.07%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1969

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Pork chops, over time, for $20 beginning in 1969. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1969$20.009.10%
1970$20.733.66%
1971$19.23-7.25%
1972$22.1615.22%
1973$27.7125.07%
1974$27.830.45%
1975$32.8718.10%
1976$32.69-0.54%
1977$32.12-1.76%
1978$35.6110.88%
1979$36.783.29%
1980$35.06-4.69%
1981$38.479.75%
1982$42.4810.41%
1983$42.12-0.85%
1984$42.240.29%
1985$41.71-1.25%
1986$46.2910.97%
1987$50.9310.03%
1988$50.22-1.40%
1989$51.863.28%
1990$59.2714.27%
1991$59.891.06%
1992$58.73-1.94%
1993$61.134.10%
1994$60.98-0.26%
1995$60.980.00% **
1996$64.706.11%
1997$65.631.44%
1998$62.05-5.45%
1999$60.68-2.21%
2000$64.346.03%
2001$67.234.49%
2002$65.96-1.89%
2003$68.023.12%
2004$72.045.91%
2005$71.93-0.14%
2006$70.92-1.41%
2007$71.941.43%
2008$73.822.61%
2009$71.18-3.58%
2010$74.164.19%
2011$79.567.29%
2012$80.050.61%
2013$79.37-0.85%
2014$86.849.41%
2015$83.43-3.93%
2016$80.02-4.09%
2017$77.66-2.95%
2018$79.752.69%
2019$80.020.34%
2020$87.899.84%
2021$93.646.54%
2022$100.547.37%*

* 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 Pork chops:

Year193919401941194219431944194519461947194819491950195119521953195419551956195719581959196019611962196319641965196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI11.96911.10013.65416.50816.12314.98515.00019.62329.23831.27730.07730.42332.05432.43834.21535.63832.76932.48535.94638.07735.42335.77736.67737.46236.74637.00840.95444.90042.38543.36247.30849.03845.48552.40865.54665.83877.75477.33175.96984.23887.00882.92391.008100.48599.63199.91598.669109.492120.469118.785122.677140.185141.669138.915144.608144.231144.231153.038155.238146.777143.538152.192159.023156.023160.885170.400170.154167.762170.165174.611168.362175.416188.201189.344187.744205.412197.342189.268183.691188.637189.275207.900221.506237.826

Adjust pork chops prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1969 * 1969 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Pork chops was 47.308 in the year 1969 and 237.826 in 2022:

237.826 / 47.308 * $20 = $100.54

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1969 has the same "purchasing power" as $100.54 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Pork chops).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Pork chops in 1939. In addition to pork chops, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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