Tobacco products other than cigarettes priced at $20 in 2000 $45.59 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Tobacco products other than cigarettes

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Prices for Tobacco Products Other Than Cigarettes, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for tobacco products other than cigarettes were 127.96% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $25.59 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Tobacco products other than cigarettes experienced an average inflation rate of 4.68% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, tobacco products other than cigarettes costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $45.59 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for tobacco products other than cigarettes was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 7.13%, which is above the average yearly change for tobacco products other than cigarettes during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for tobacco products other than cigarettes was much higher.

Price Inflation for Tobacco products other than cigarettes since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2009 (17.69%), 2010 (8.91%), and 1999 (7.63%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Tobacco products other than cigarettes:

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 100.000 103.385 111.277 119.215 123.323 129.000 134.531 143.323 151.077 156.085 160.713 168.921 198.797 216.512 225.641 231.632 237.463 239.795 244.548 251.358 261.736 271.763

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Tobacco products other than cigarettes, 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 7.13%
2001 $20.69 3.45%
2002 $21.64 4.60%
2003 $22.57 4.29%
2004 $24.04 6.54%
2005 $25.35 5.41%
2006 $26.19 3.31%
2007 $26.96 2.97%
2008 $28.34 5.11%
2009 $33.35 17.69%
2010 $36.32 8.91%
2011 $37.85 4.22%
2012 $38.86 2.66%
2013 $39.84 2.52%
2014 $40.23 0.98%
2015 $41.03 1.98%
2016 $42.17 2.78%
2017 $43.91 4.13%
2018 $45.59 3.83%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for tobacco products other than cigarettes, 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 Tobacco products other than cigarettes was 119.215 in the year 2000 and 271.763 in 2018:

271.763 / 119.215 * $20 = $45.59

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $45.59 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Tobacco products other than cigarettes).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Tobacco products other than cigarettes in 1997. In addition to tobacco products other than cigarettes, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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