Video and audio services priced at $20 in 2010 $25.13 in 2019

Historical Price Inflation for Video and audio services

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Prices for Video And Audio Services, 2010-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for video and audio services were 25.65% higher in 2019 versus 2010 (a $5.13 difference in value).

Between 2010 and 2019: 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 2010 would cost $25.13 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.71% during this same period, inflation for video and audio services was higher.

Price Inflation for Video and audio services since 2010

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2017 (4.91%), 2012 (4.19%), and 2016 (3.47%).

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

Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
CPI 100.955 102.862 107.173 109.672 111.702 113.341 117.274 123.038 125.265 126.852

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Buying power of $20 since 2010

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Video and audio services, 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 $20.38 1.89%
2012 $21.23 4.19%
2013 $21.73 2.33%
2014 $22.13 1.85%
2015 $22.45 1.47%
2016 $23.23 3.47%
2017 $24.37 4.91%
2018 $24.82 1.81%
2019 $25.13 1.27%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for video and audio services, 2010-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2010 * 2010 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Video and audio services was 100.955 in the year 2010 and 126.852 in 2019:

126.852 / 100.955 * $20 = $25.13

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2010 has the same "purchasing power" as $25.13 in 2019 (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 2010. 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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