Video and audio products priced at $20 in 2010 $9.25 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Video and audio products

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Prices for Video And Audio Products, 2010-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for video and audio products were 53.76% lower in 2018 versus 2010 (a $10.75 difference in value).

Between 2010 and 2018: Video and audio products experienced an average inflation rate of -9.19% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, video and audio products costing $20 in the year 2010 would cost $9.25 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.78% during this same period, inflation for video and audio products was significantly lower.

Price Inflation for Video and audio products since 2010

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2018 (-11.90%), 2016 (-11.33%), and 2012 (-9.36%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Video and audio products:

Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 94.382 86.140 78.081 72.377 67.108 61.298 54.354 49.530 43.638

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Buying power of $20 since 2010

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Video and audio products, over time, for $20 beginning in 2010. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2010 $20.00 -
2011 $18.25 -8.73%
2012 $16.55 -9.36%
2013 $15.34 -7.31%
2014 $14.22 -7.28%
2015 $12.99 -8.66%
2016 $11.52 -11.33%
2017 $10.50 -8.87%
2018 $9.25 -11.90%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for video and audio products, 2010-2018

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2010 * 2010 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Video and audio products was 94.382 in the year 2010 and 43.638 in 2018:

43.638 / 94.382 * $20 = $9.25

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2010 has the same "purchasing power" as $9.25 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Video and audio products).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Video and audio products in 2010. In addition to video and audio products, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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