Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap priced at $20 in 2000 $19.14 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap

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Prices for Stationery, Stationery Supplies, Gift Wrap, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap were 4.31% lower in 2018 versus 2000 (a $0.86 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap experienced an average inflation rate of -0.24% per year. In other words, stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $19.14 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -1.66%, which is below the average yearly change for stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap was much lower.

Price Inflation for Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1981 (7.67%), 1980 (7.21%), and 1982 (6.81%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap:

Year 1977 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 71.900 73.646 78.092 83.723 90.146 96.285 100.531 103.169 105.854 107.415 108.915 111.300 115.562 119.362 123.608 129.454 132.085 135.769 142.454 148.615 155.200 159.292 158.238 155.608 155.785 156.100 152.992 147.738 148.323 150.177 152.868 154.799 155.603 156.142 155.766 156.425 155.152 155.423 151.184 150.266 150.256 148.907

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap, 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 -1.66%
2001 $20.02 0.11%
2002 $20.06 0.20%
2003 $19.66 -1.99%
2004 $18.99 -3.43%
2005 $19.06 0.40%
2006 $19.30 1.25%
2007 $19.65 1.79%
2008 $19.90 1.26%
2009 $20.00 0.52%
2010 $20.07 0.35%
2011 $20.02 -0.24%
2012 $20.11 0.42%
2013 $19.94 -0.81%
2014 $19.98 0.17%
2015 $19.43 -2.73%
2016 $19.31 -0.61%
2017 $19.31 -0.01%
2018 $19.14 -0.90%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap, 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 Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap was 155.608 in the year 2000 and 148.907 in 2018:

148.907 / 155.608 * $20 = $19.14

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $19.14 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap in 1977. In addition to stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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