Rent of shelter priced at $20 in 2000 $31.81 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Rent of shelter

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Prices for Rent Of Shelter, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for rent of shelter were 59.07% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $11.81 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Rent of shelter experienced an average inflation rate of 2.61% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, rent of shelter costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $31.81 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for rent of shelter was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 3.27%, which is above the average yearly change for rent of shelter during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for rent of shelter was lower.

Price Inflation for Rent of shelter since 1990

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1991 (4.52%), 2002 (3.77%), and 2001 (3.75%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Rent of shelter:

Year 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 145.567 152.142 157.300 162.025 167.025 172.408 177.958 183.408 189.575 194.958 201.325 208.867 216.733 221.867 227.908 233.742 241.892 250.802 257.139 259.913 258.819 262.209 267.850 274.043 281.751 290.381 300.278 310.335 320.254

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Rent of shelter, 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 3.27%
2001 $20.75 3.75%
2002 $21.53 3.77%
2003 $22.04 2.37%
2004 $22.64 2.72%
2005 $23.22 2.56%
2006 $24.03 3.49%
2007 $24.92 3.68%
2008 $25.54 2.53%
2009 $25.82 1.08%
2010 $25.71 -0.42%
2011 $26.05 1.31%
2012 $26.61 2.15%
2013 $27.22 2.31%
2014 $27.99 2.81%
2015 $28.85 3.06%
2016 $29.83 3.41%
2017 $30.83 3.35%
2018 $31.81 3.20%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for rent of shelter, 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 Rent of shelter was 201.325 in the year 2000 and 320.254 in 2018:

320.254 / 201.325 * $20 = $31.81

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $31.81 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Rent of shelter).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Rent of shelter in 1990. In addition to rent of shelter, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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