Tampa, Florida prices: $20,000 in 2005 $29,430.39 in 2021

Inflation in Florida


Prices in Tampa, 2005-2021 ($20,000)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices in Tampa, Florida are 47.15% higher in 2021 versus 2005 (a $9,430.39 difference in value).

Between 2005 and 2021: Tampa experienced an average inflation rate of 2.44% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, $20,000 in Tampa in the year 2005 would cost $29,430.39 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.07% during this same period, inflation in Tampa was higher.

In the year 2005: Pricing changed by 4.01%, which is above the average yearly change in Tampa during the 2005-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2005 (3.39%), inflation in Tampa was higher.

Price Inflation in Tampa, Florida since 1987

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2021 (6.03%), 2007 (5.19%), and 1991 (4.21%).

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Buying power of $20,000.00 since 2005

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power in Tampa, over time, for $20,000 beginning in 2005. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate

* 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 Tampa, Florida:


Adjust Tampa prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 2005 * 2005 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Tampa, Florida was 168.500 in the year 2005 and 247.951 in 2021:

247.951 / 168.500 * $20,000 = $29,430.39

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20,000 in 2005 has the same "purchasing power" as $29,430.39 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Tampa, Florida).

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Tampa, Florida in 1987. In addition to Tampa, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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