Transportation commodities less motor fuel priced at $20 in 2009 $27.16 in 2022

Transportation Commodities Less Motor Fuel Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Transportation Commodities Less Motor Fuel, 2009-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for transportation commodities less motor fuel are 35.79% higher in 2022 versus 2009 (a $7.16 difference in value).

Between 2009 and 2022: Transportation commodities less motor fuel experienced an average inflation rate of 2.38% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, transportation commodities less motor fuel costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $27.16 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.35% during this same period, inflation for transportation commodities less motor fuel was higher.

Price Inflation for Transportation commodities less motor fuel since 2009

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2021 (13.87%), 2022 (11.97%), and 2011 (3.40%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2009

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Transportation commodities less motor fuel, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2009$20.00-
2010$20.231.13%
2011$20.913.40%
2012$21.231.49%
2013$21.310.40%
2014$21.29-0.08%
2015$21.29-0.03%
2016$21.15-0.63%
2017$20.86-1.40%
2018$20.82-0.16%
2019$20.970.69%
2020$21.301.59%
2021$24.2513.87%
2022$27.1611.97%*

* 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 Transportation commodities less motor fuel:

Year20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.000101.128104.566106.125106.553106.464106.436105.765104.285104.116104.835106.505121.272135.789

Adjust transportation commodities less motor fuel prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2009 * 2009 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Transportation commodities less motor fuel was 100.000 in the year 2009 and 135.789 in 2022:

135.789 / 100.000 * $20 = $27.16

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2009 has the same "purchasing power" as $27.16 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Transportation commodities less motor fuel).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Transportation commodities less motor fuel in 2009. In addition to transportation commodities less motor fuel, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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