Transportation priced at $100 in 1998 $189 in 2022

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Prices for Transportation, 1998-2022 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for transportation are 89% higher in 2022 versus 1998 (a $89 difference in value).

Between 1998 and 2022: Transportation experienced an average inflation rate of 2.69% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, transportation costing $100 in the year 1998 would cost $189 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.45% during this same period, inflation for transportation was higher.

In the year 1998: Pricing changed by -1.89%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for transportation during the 1998-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1998 (1.55%), inflation for transportation was much lower.

Price Inflation for Transportation since 1935

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (17.81%), 2022 (15.99%), and 2021 (14.56%).

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Buying power of $100.00 since 1998

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Transportation, over time, for $100 beginning in 1998. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1998$100.00-1.89%
1999$102.012.01%
2000$108.326.18%
2001$108.970.60%
2002$107.99-0.90%
2003$111.313.07%
2004$115.223.52%
2005$122.866.63%
2006$127.774.00%
2007$130.472.11%
2008$138.145.88%
2009$126.63-8.33%
2010$136.627.89%
2011$150.029.81%
2012$153.542.34%
2013$153.590.03%
2014$152.55-0.68%
2015$140.63-7.81%
2016$137.68-2.10%
2017$142.393.42%
2018$148.824.51%
2019$148.40-0.28%
2020$142.23-4.16%
2021$162.9514.56%
2022$189.0015.99%*

* 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:

Year1935193619371938193919401941194219431944194519461947194819491950195119521953195419551956195719581959196019611962196319641965196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI14.20014.26714.56014.62014.30014.22014.76016.02015.92015.90015.90016.86018.45420.57722.11522.68524.13825.73126.46926.08525.76926.23127.69228.60829.79229.78530.12330.75430.92331.38531.90032.35433.27734.33835.66237.49239.46239.92341.18545.80050.10055.08558.96961.73170.53183.09293.15496.99299.308103.715106.454102.315105.408108.662114.100120.515123.831126.538130.362134.300139.108143.031144.277141.554144.400153.331154.254152.862157.562163.100173.908180.862184.682195.549179.252193.396212.366217.337217.412215.939199.067194.894201.565210.664210.068201.334230.657267.530

Adjust transportation prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1998 * 1998 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Transportation was 141.554 in the year 1998 and 267.530 in 2022:

267.530 / 141.554 * $100 = $189

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 1998 has the same "purchasing power" as $189 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Transportation).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Transportation in 1935. In addition to transportation, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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