Sugar and sweets priced at $20 in 2000 $28.05 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Sugar and sweets

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Prices for Sugar And Sweets, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for sugar and sweets were 40.25% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $8.05 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Sugar and sweets experienced an average inflation rate of 1.90% per year. In other words, sugar and sweets costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $28.05 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for sugar and sweets was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 1.09%, which is below the average yearly change for sugar and sweets during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for sugar and sweets was lower.

Price Inflation for Sugar and sweets since 1989

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2009 (5.55%), 2008 (5.55%), and 1996 (4.46%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Sugar and sweets:

Year 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 119.408 124.700 129.292 133.058 133.375 135.225 137.542 143.675 147.767 150.150 152.292 153.958 155.750 158.950 162.000 163.142 165.150 171.450 176.772 186.577 196.933 201.242 207.832 214.670 210.992 209.317 216.118 215.329 215.068 215.931

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Sugar and sweets, 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 1.09%
2001 $20.23 1.16%
2002 $20.65 2.05%
2003 $21.04 1.92%
2004 $21.19 0.70%
2005 $21.45 1.23%
2006 $22.27 3.81%
2007 $22.96 3.10%
2008 $24.24 5.55%
2009 $25.58 5.55%
2010 $26.14 2.19%
2011 $27.00 3.27%
2012 $27.89 3.29%
2013 $27.41 -1.71%
2014 $27.19 -0.79%
2015 $28.07 3.25%
2016 $27.97 -0.37%
2017 $27.94 -0.12%
2018 $28.05 0.40%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for sugar and sweets, 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 Sugar and sweets was 153.958 in the year 2000 and 215.931 in 2018:

215.931 / 153.958 * $20 = $28.05

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $28.05 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Sugar and sweets).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Sugar and sweets in 1989. In addition to sugar and sweets, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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