Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces priced at $20 in 2000 $27.75 in 2019

Historical Price Inflation for Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

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Prices for Spices, Seasonings, Condiments, Sauces, 2000-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces were 38.75% higher in 2019 versus 2000 (a $7.75 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2019: Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces experienced an average inflation rate of 1.74% per year. In other words, spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $27.75 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.09% during this same period, inflation for spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -0.09%, which is below the average yearly change for spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces during the 2000-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces was much lower.

Price Inflation for Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces since 1978

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (12.25%), 1981 (9.90%), and 1979 (8.76%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces:

Year 1978 1979 1980 1981 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
CPI 67.385 73.285 82.262 90.408 96.962 100.408 102.646 105.923 108.823 112.877 116.138 123.038 129.738 137.015 142.992 147.262 151.100 155.538 162.515 167.785 172.662 175.762 175.608 181.354 184.562 185.531 185.262 187.969 190.331 195.492 204.631 214.731 214.412 219.932 225.929 226.352 229.676 235.575 237.721 239.568 241.669 243.654

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces, 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 -0.09%
2001 $20.65 3.27%
2002 $21.02 1.77%
2003 $21.13 0.53%
2004 $21.10 -0.15%
2005 $21.41 1.46%
2006 $21.68 1.26%
2007 $22.26 2.71%
2008 $23.31 4.67%
2009 $24.46 4.94%
2010 $24.42 -0.15%
2011 $25.05 2.57%
2012 $25.73 2.73%
2013 $25.78 0.19%
2014 $26.16 1.47%
2015 $26.83 2.57%
2016 $27.07 0.91%
2017 $27.28 0.78%
2018 $27.52 0.88%
2019 $27.75 0.82%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces, 2000-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces was 175.608 in the year 2000 and 243.654 in 2019:

243.654 / 175.608 * $20 = $27.75

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $27.75 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces in 1978. In addition to spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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