Prepared salads priced at $20 in 2007 $25.46 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Prepared salads

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Prices for Prepared Salads, 2007-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for prepared salads were 27.31% higher in 2018 versus 2007 (a $5.46 difference in value).

Between 2007 and 2018: Prepared salads experienced an average inflation rate of 2.22% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, prepared salads costing $20 in the year 2007 would cost $25.46 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.76% during this same period, inflation for prepared salads was higher.

Price Inflation for Prepared salads since 2007

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2012 (3.58%), 2015 (3.50%), and 2008 (2.79%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Prepared salads:

Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 100.000 102.794 105.579 105.514 108.310 112.193 114.696 117.734 121.849 124.333 127.067 127.307

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Buying power of $20 since 2007

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Prepared salads, over time, for $20 beginning in 2007. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2007 $20.00 -
2008 $20.56 2.79%
2009 $21.12 2.71%
2010 $21.10 -0.06%
2011 $21.66 2.65%
2012 $22.44 3.58%
2013 $22.94 2.23%
2014 $23.55 2.65%
2015 $24.37 3.50%
2016 $24.87 2.04%
2017 $25.41 2.20%
2018 $25.46 0.19%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for prepared salads, 2007-2018

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2007 * 2007 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Prepared salads was 100.000 in the year 2007 and 127.307 in 2018:

127.307 / 100.000 * $20 = $25.46

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2007 has the same "purchasing power" as $25.46 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Prepared salads).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Prepared salads in 2007. In addition to prepared salads, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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