Video and audio services priced at $20 in 2009 $27.13 in 2021

Video And Audio Services Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Video And Audio Services, 2009-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for video and audio services were 35.67% higher in 2021 versus 2009 (a $7.13 difference in value).

Between 2009 and 2021: Video and audio services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.57% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, video and audio services costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $27.13 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.82% during this same period, inflation for video and audio services was higher.

Price Inflation for Video and audio services since 2009

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2017 (4.91%), 2012 (4.19%), and 2020 (3.61%).

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

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
CPI 100.000 100.949 102.851 107.163 109.664 111.700 113.339 117.274 123.037 125.265 127.666 132.279 135.672

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Buying power of $20 since 2009

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Video and audio services, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2009 $20.00 -
2010 $20.19 0.95%
2011 $20.57 1.88%
2012 $21.43 4.19%
2013 $21.93 2.33%
2014 $22.34 1.86%
2015 $22.67 1.47%
2016 $23.45 3.47%
2017 $24.61 4.91%
2018 $25.05 1.81%
2019 $25.53 1.92%
2020 $26.46 3.61%
2021 $27.13 2.56%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for video and audio services, 2009-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 2009 * 2009 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Video and audio services was 100.000 in the year 2009 and 135.672 in 2021:

135.672 / 100.000 * $20 = $27.13

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2009 has the same "purchasing power" as $27.13 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Video and audio services).


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

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