Salad dressing priced at $20 in 2000 $24.60 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Salad dressing

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Prices for Salad Dressing, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for salad dressing were 23% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $4.60 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Salad dressing experienced an average inflation rate of 1.16% per year. In other words, salad dressing costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $24.60 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for salad dressing was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 0.78%, which is below the average yearly change for salad dressing during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for salad dressing was lower.

Price Inflation for Salad dressing since 1998

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2008 (7.49%), 2011 (6.67%), and 2009 (5.19%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Salad dressing:

Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 100.992 103.425 104.233 106.642 107.858 109.092 109.558 107.283 109.042 110.804 119.104 125.284 125.864 134.262 137.535 134.950 131.526 130.937 129.718 129.020 128.209

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Salad dressing, 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 0.78%
2001 $20.46 2.31%
2002 $20.70 1.14%
2003 $20.93 1.14%
2004 $21.02 0.43%
2005 $20.59 -2.08%
2006 $20.92 1.64%
2007 $21.26 1.62%
2008 $22.85 7.49%
2009 $24.04 5.19%
2010 $24.15 0.46%
2011 $25.76 6.67%
2012 $26.39 2.44%
2013 $25.89 -1.88%
2014 $25.24 -2.54%
2015 $25.12 -0.45%
2016 $24.89 -0.93%
2017 $24.76 -0.54%
2018 $24.60 -0.63%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for salad dressing, 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 Salad dressing was 104.233 in the year 2000 and 128.209 in 2018:

128.209 / 104.233 * $20 = $24.60

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $24.60 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Salad dressing).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Salad dressing in 1998. In addition to salad dressing, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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