Rice priced at $1.35 in 1997 $2.45 in 2022

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Prices for Rice, 1997-2022 ($1.35)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for rice are 81.33% higher in 2022 versus 1997 (a $1.10 difference in value).

The current national average price is $1.35 for "Rice, white, long grain, precooked (cost per pound/453.6 grams)". This data is collected by a national survey and can vary from region to region.

Between 1997 and 2022: Rice experienced an average inflation rate of 2.41% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, rice costing $1.35 in the year 1997 would cost $2.45 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.40% during this same period, inflation for rice was higher.

Price Inflation for Rice since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2008 (27.30%), 2022 (8.90%), and 2004 (7.17%).

Price history

The average price for Rice is calculated from a weighted average of retailer data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Inflation rate is also calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The table below shows average prices and their corresponding "real" prices adjusted for inflation rate. To understand how price levels differ from inflation rates, see this article published by the BLS.

Average prices for Rice, white, long grain, precooked (cost per pound/453.6 grams):

YearAverage price (Rice)Inflation adjusted price (2022 dollars)
1981$1.30No data
1980$1.19No data

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Buying power of $1.35 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Rice, over time, for $1.35 beginning in 1997. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1997$1.35-
1998$1.34-0.65%
1999$1.361.55%
2000$1.34-1.59%
2001$1.33-1.09%
2002$1.330.05%
2003$1.362.57%
2004$1.467.17%
2005$1.470.71%
2006$1.555.64%
2007$1.624.50%
2008$2.0627.30%
2009$2.175.33%
2010$2.12-2.54%
2011$2.214.47%
2012$2.262.07%
2013$2.301.72%
2014$2.300.27%
2015$2.26-2.04%
2016$2.20-2.47%
2017$2.16-1.87%
2018$2.181.05%
2019$2.190.53%
2020$2.231.44%
2021$2.250.97%
2022$2.458.90%*

* 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 Rice:

Year19971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.00099.354100.89299.28598.20098.254100.777108.000108.762114.892120.066152.842160.992156.909163.927167.327170.212170.678167.202163.080160.028161.708162.567164.913166.506181.328

Adjust rice prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1997 * 1997 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Rice was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 181.328 in 2022:

181.328 / 100.000 * $1.35 = $2.45

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $1.35 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $2.45 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Rice).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Rice in 1997. In addition to rice, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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