Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment priced at $20 in 2000 $9.24 in 2019

Historical Price Inflation for Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment

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Prices for Toys, Games, Hobbies And Playground Equipment, 2000-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment were 53.78% lower in 2019 versus 2000 (a $10.76 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2019: Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment experienced an average inflation rate of -3.98% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $9.24 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.04% during this same period, inflation for toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment was significantly lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -4.75%, which is below the average yearly change for toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment during the 2000-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment was much lower.

Price Inflation for Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2018 (-9.57%), 2017 (-7.79%), and 2016 (-6.62%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment:

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
CPI 100.000 97.215 91.731 87.369 83.869 80.954 77.054 75.592 72.508 70.838 68.809 66.583 64.915 61.859 60.090 58.996 57.596 55.546 53.188 49.667 45.799 41.418 40.382

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment, 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 -4.75%
2001 $19.20 -4.01%
2002 $18.53 -3.48%
2003 $17.64 -4.82%
2004 $17.30 -1.90%
2005 $16.60 -4.08%
2006 $16.22 -2.30%
2007 $15.75 -2.86%
2008 $15.24 -3.24%
2009 $14.86 -2.50%
2010 $14.16 -4.71%
2011 $13.76 -2.86%
2012 $13.50 -1.82%
2013 $13.18 -2.37%
2014 $12.72 -3.56%
2015 $12.18 -4.24%
2016 $11.37 -6.62%
2017 $10.48 -7.79%
2018 $9.48 -9.57%
2019 $9.24 -2.50%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment, 2000-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment was 87.369 in the year 2000 and 40.382 in 2019:

40.382 / 87.369 * $20 = $9.24

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $9.24 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment in 1997. In addition to toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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