Vehicle accessories other than tires priced at $20 in 2000 $33.77 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Vehicle accessories other than tires

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Prices for Vehicle Accessories Other Than Tires, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for vehicle accessories other than tires were 68.84% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $13.77 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Vehicle accessories other than tires experienced an average inflation rate of 2.95% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, vehicle accessories other than tires costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $33.77 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for vehicle accessories other than tires was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 2.11%, which is below the average yearly change for vehicle accessories other than tires during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for vehicle accessories other than tires was lower.

Price Inflation for Vehicle accessories other than tires since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2008 (7.78%), 2006 (6.30%), and 2009 (5.10%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Vehicle accessories other than tires:

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 99.662 99.492 101.592 105.008 107.915 110.131 111.992 115.877 123.177 128.856 138.876 145.962 149.124 154.642 159.108 162.159 164.357 166.066 166.373 167.676 171.528

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Vehicle accessories other than tires, 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 2.11%
2001 $20.67 3.36%
2002 $21.24 2.77%
2003 $21.68 2.05%
2004 $22.05 1.69%
2005 $22.81 3.47%
2006 $24.25 6.30%
2007 $25.37 4.61%
2008 $27.34 7.78%
2009 $28.73 5.10%
2010 $29.36 2.17%
2011 $30.44 3.70%
2012 $31.32 2.89%
2013 $31.92 1.92%
2014 $32.36 1.36%
2015 $32.69 1.04%
2016 $32.75 0.18%
2017 $33.01 0.78%
2018 $33.77 2.30%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for vehicle accessories other than tires, 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 Vehicle accessories other than tires was 101.592 in the year 2000 and 171.528 in 2018:

171.528 / 101.592 * $20 = $33.77

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $33.77 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Vehicle accessories other than tires).


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

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