Televisions priced at $300 in 2000 $11.92 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Televisions

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Prices for Televisions, 2000-2018 ($300)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for televisions were 96.03% lower in 2018 versus 2000 (a $288.08 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Televisions experienced an average inflation rate of -16.41% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, televisions costing $300 in the year 2000 would cost $11.92 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for televisions was significantly lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -9.09%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for televisions during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for televisions was much lower.

Price Inflation for Televisions since 1950

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2010 (-24.70%), 2009 (-24.17%), and 2007 (-24.12%).

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

Year 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 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 160.000 155.800 137.240 132.420 123.280 116.860 117.860 123.000 124.820 126.540 127.280 123.480 117.500 114.820 111.967 106.700 102.280 100.277 99.938 99.777 99.900 100.292 99.700 98.223 99.131 101.808 103.108 101.892 101.815 103.215 104.623 105.477 104.123 100.531 95.438 88.654 83.208 79.700 77.615 76.062 74.638 72.885 72.392 70.669 69.923 68.077 64.492 61.700 59.223 54.915 49.923 44.792 40.115 34.862 30.015 26.562 22.323 16.938 13.984 10.605 7.985 6.636 5.429 4.581 3.936 3.378 2.728 2.357 1.984

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Buying power of $300 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Televisions, over time, for $300 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 $300.00 -9.09%
2001 $269.17 -10.28%
2002 $241.06 -10.44%
2003 $209.49 -13.10%
2004 $180.37 -13.90%
2005 $159.61 -11.51%
2006 $134.14 -15.96%
2007 $101.79 -24.12%
2008 $84.04 -17.44%
2009 $63.73 -24.17%
2010 $47.98 -24.70%
2011 $39.88 -16.89%
2012 $32.62 -18.20%
2013 $27.53 -15.62%
2014 $23.65 -14.08%
2015 $20.30 -14.17%
2016 $16.39 -19.24%
2017 $14.17 -13.59%
2018 $11.92 -15.85%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for televisions, 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 Televisions was 49.923 in the year 2000 and 1.984 in 2018:

1.984 / 49.923 * $300 = $11.92

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $300 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $11.92 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Televisions).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Televisions in 1950. In addition to televisions, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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