Sporting goods priced at $20 in 2000 $18.62 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Sporting goods

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Prices for Sporting Goods, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for sporting goods were 6.90% lower in 2018 versus 2000 (a $1.38 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Sporting goods experienced an average inflation rate of -0.40% per year. In other words, sporting goods costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $18.62 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for sporting goods was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -1.13%, which is below the average yearly change for sporting goods during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for sporting goods was much lower.

Price Inflation for Sporting goods since 1978

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (9.22%), 1981 (6.54%), and 1979 (6.47%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Sporting goods:

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
CPI 76.133 81.058 88.533 94.325 98.225 99.375 102.392 104.550 103.958 104.317 108.100 111.083 114.900 118.517 120.183 120.133 122.208 123.542 123.425 122.558 121.858 120.325 118.967 118.492 116.442 115.275 115.008 115.450 117.125 116.426 118.409 119.856 118.785 118.463 118.740 118.081 116.462 114.572 113.093 110.967 110.760

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Sporting goods, 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 -1.13%
2001 $19.92 -0.40%
2002 $19.58 -1.73%
2003 $19.38 -1.00%
2004 $19.33 -0.23%
2005 $19.41 0.38%
2006 $19.69 1.45%
2007 $19.57 -0.60%
2008 $19.91 1.70%
2009 $20.15 1.22%
2010 $19.97 -0.89%
2011 $19.92 -0.27%
2012 $19.96 0.23%
2013 $19.85 -0.56%
2014 $19.58 -1.37%
2015 $19.26 -1.62%
2016 $19.01 -1.29%
2017 $18.66 -1.88%
2018 $18.62 -0.19%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for sporting goods, 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 Sporting goods was 118.967 in the year 2000 and 110.760 in 2018:

110.760 / 118.967 * $20 = $18.62

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $18.62 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Sporting goods).


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

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