Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces priced at $20 in 1978 $82.44 in 2022

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Prices for Spices, Seasonings, Condiments, Sauces, 1978-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces are 312.19% higher in 2022 versus 1978 (a $62.44 difference in value).

Between 1978 and 2022: Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces experienced an average inflation rate of 3.27% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces costing $20 in the year 1978 would cost $82.44 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.45% during this same period, inflation for spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces was 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 2022 (9.16%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1978

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces, over time, for $20 beginning in 1978. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1978$20.00-
1979$21.758.76%
1980$24.4212.25%
1981$26.839.90%
1982$28.787.25%
1983$29.803.55%
1984$30.472.23%
1985$31.443.19%
1986$32.302.74%
1987$33.503.73%
1988$34.472.89%
1989$36.525.94%
1990$38.515.45%
1991$40.675.61%
1992$42.444.36%
1993$43.712.99%
1994$44.852.61%
1995$46.162.94%
1996$48.244.49%
1997$49.803.24%
1998$51.252.91%
1999$52.171.80%
2000$52.12-0.09%
2001$53.833.27%
2002$54.781.77%
2003$55.070.53%
2004$54.99-0.15%
2005$55.791.46%
2006$56.491.26%
2007$58.022.71%
2008$60.744.67%
2009$63.734.94%
2010$63.64-0.15%
2011$65.282.57%
2012$67.062.73%
2013$67.180.19%
2014$68.171.47%
2015$69.922.57%
2016$70.560.91%
2017$71.100.78%
2018$71.730.88%
2019$72.090.50%
2020$74.012.66%
2021$75.522.04%
2022$82.449.16%*

* 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 Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces:

Year197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI67.38573.28582.26290.40896.962100.408102.646105.923108.823112.877116.138123.038129.738137.015142.992147.262151.100155.538162.515167.785172.662175.762175.608181.354184.562185.531185.262187.969190.331195.492204.631214.731214.412219.932225.929226.352229.676235.575237.721239.568241.669242.889249.360254.455277.756

Adjust spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1978 * 1978 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces was 67.385 in the year 1978 and 277.756 in 2022:

277.756 / 67.385 * $20 = $82.44

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1978 has the same "purchasing power" as $82.44 in 2022 (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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