Sugar and sweets priced at $20 in 1935 $450.30 in 2022

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Prices for Sugar And Sweets, 1935-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for sugar and sweets are 2,151.52% higher in 2022 versus 1935 (a $430.30 difference in value).

Between 1935 and 2022: Sugar and sweets experienced an average inflation rate of 3.64% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, sugar and sweets costing $20 in the year 1935 would cost $450.30 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.57% during this same period, inflation for sugar and sweets was higher.

Price Inflation for Sugar and sweets since 1935

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1974 (52.23%), 1975 (26.11%), and 1947 (25.07%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1935

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Sugar and sweets, over time, for $20 beginning in 1935. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1935$20.00-
1936$19.77-1.16%
1937$20.101.66%
1938$19.43-3.34%
1939$20.002.96%
1940$19.23-3.83%
1941$21.149.89%
1942$25.1418.96%
1943$25.240.38%
1944$25.08-0.65%
1945$25.080.00% **
1946$28.5914.02%
1947$35.7625.07%
1948$34.57-3.33%
1949$35.051.39%
1950$35.731.95%
1951$37.063.71%
1952$37.390.89%
1953$37.801.10%
1954$38.582.06%
1955$39.432.20%
1956$38.47-2.43%
1957$39.633.02%
1958$41.444.56%
1959$42.302.08%
1960$42.540.58%
1961$41.68-2.03%
1962$41.720.10%
1963$45.278.49%
1964$47.514.96%
1965$46.66-1.79%
1966$45.76-1.93%
1967$47.173.08%
1968$48.773.39%
1969$51.465.53%
1970$54.285.48%
1971$56.283.68%
1972$57.021.31%
1973$60.516.12%
1974$92.1152.23%
1975$116.1626.11%
1976$102.91-11.40%
1977$108.185.12%
1978$121.4912.30%
1979$130.967.79%
1980$160.9822.93%
1981$173.727.91%
1982$173.35-0.21%
1983$176.621.89%
1984$183.523.90%
1985$188.132.51%
1986$193.913.08%
1987$197.401.80%
1988$202.752.71%
1989$212.344.73%
1990$221.754.43%
1991$229.923.68%
1992$236.622.92%
1993$237.150.23%
1994$240.441.38%
1995$244.571.72%
1996$255.494.46%
1997$262.802.86%
1998$267.051.61%
1999$270.821.41%
2000$273.821.11%
2001$276.961.15%
2002$282.692.07%
2003$288.131.92%
2004$290.150.70%
2005$293.721.23%
2006$304.913.81%
2007$314.373.10%
2008$331.815.55%
2009$350.225.55%
2010$357.892.19%
2011$369.603.27%
2012$381.773.29%
2013$375.23-1.71%
2014$372.25-0.79%
2015$384.343.25%
2016$382.94-0.37%
2017$382.47-0.12%
2018$383.860.36%
2019$391.682.04%
2020$404.743.34%
2021$416.782.97%
2022$450.308.04%*

* 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 Sugar and sweets:

Year1935193619371938193919401941194219431944194519461947194819491950195119521953195419551956195719581959196019611962196319641965196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI11.24611.11511.30010.92311.24610.81511.88514.13814.19214.10014.10016.07720.10819.43819.70820.09220.83821.02321.25421.69222.16921.63122.28523.30023.78523.92323.43823.46225.45426.71526.23825.73126.52327.42328.93830.52331.64632.06234.02351.79265.31557.86960.83168.31573.63890.52397.68597.47799.315103.192105.785109.038111.000114.008119.400124.692129.285133.054133.354135.200137.523143.662147.777150.162152.285153.969155.738158.962162.015163.154165.162171.454176.772186.577196.933201.242207.832214.670210.992209.317216.118215.329215.068215.850220.246227.591234.359253.209

Adjust sugar and sweets prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1935 * 1935 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Sugar and sweets was 11.246 in the year 1935 and 253.209 in 2022:

253.209 / 11.246 * $20 = $450.30

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1935 has the same "purchasing power" as $450.30 in 2022 (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 1935. 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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