Rent of shelter priced at $20 in 1982 $69.04 in 2021

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Prices for Rent Of Shelter, 1982-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for rent of shelter were 245.18% higher in 2021 versus 1982 (a $49.04 difference in value).

Between 1982 and 2021: Rent of shelter experienced an average inflation rate of 3.23% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, rent of shelter costing $20 in the year 1982 would cost $69.04 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.64% during this same period, inflation for rent of shelter was higher.

Price Inflation for Rent of shelter since 1982

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1985 (5.72%), 1986 (5.56%), and 1990 (5.46%).

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

Year 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 2019 2020 2021
CPI 100.000 102.654 107.738 113.900 120.231 125.900 131.977 138.000 145.531 152.131 157.292 162.015 167.023 172.400 177.977 183.408 189.569 194.962 201.308 208.854 216.715 221.869 227.900 233.738 241.892 250.813 257.152 259.924 258.823 262.208 267.848 274.046 281.754 290.384 300.281 310.336 320.676 331.605 339.881 345.181

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Buying power of $20 since 1982

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Rent of shelter, over time, for $20 beginning in 1982. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1982 $20.00 -
1983 $20.53 2.65%
1984 $21.55 4.95%
1985 $22.78 5.72%
1986 $24.05 5.56%
1987 $25.18 4.72%
1988 $26.40 4.83%
1989 $27.60 4.56%
1990 $29.11 5.46%
1991 $30.43 4.54%
1992 $31.46 3.39%
1993 $32.40 3.00%
1994 $33.40 3.09%
1995 $34.48 3.22%
1996 $35.60 3.23%
1997 $36.68 3.05%
1998 $37.91 3.36%
1999 $38.99 2.84%
2000 $40.26 3.26%
2001 $41.77 3.75%
2002 $43.34 3.76%
2003 $44.37 2.38%
2004 $45.58 2.72%
2005 $46.75 2.56%
2006 $48.38 3.49%
2007 $50.16 3.69%
2008 $51.43 2.53%
2009 $51.98 1.08%
2010 $51.76 -0.42%
2011 $52.44 1.31%
2012 $53.57 2.15%
2013 $54.81 2.31%
2014 $56.35 2.81%
2015 $58.08 3.06%
2016 $60.06 3.41%
2017 $62.07 3.35%
2018 $64.14 3.33%
2019 $66.32 3.41%
2020 $67.98 2.50%
2021 $69.04 1.56%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for rent of shelter, 1982-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 1982 * 1982 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Rent of shelter was 100.000 in the year 1982 and 345.181 in 2021:

345.181 / 100.000 * $20 = $69.04

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1982 has the same "purchasing power" as $69.04 in 2021 (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 1982. 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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