Video and audio priced at $20 in 1993 $23.34 in 2022

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Prices for Video And Audio, 1993-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for video and audio are 16.69% higher in 2022 versus 1993 (a $3.34 difference in value).

Between 1993 and 2022: Video and audio experienced an average inflation rate of 0.53% per year. In other words, video and audio costing $20 in the year 1993 would cost $23.34 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.44% during this same period, inflation for video and audio was lower.

Price Inflation for Video and audio since 1993

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2017 (3.19%), 2021 (3.08%), and 1997 (2.90%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1993

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Video and audio, over time, for $20 beginning in 1993. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1993$20.00-
1994$19.77-1.15%
1995$19.70-0.35%
1996$20.021.64%
1997$20.602.90%
1998$20.951.69%
1999$20.87-0.38%
2000$20.940.30%
2001$21.030.44%
2002$21.291.27%
2003$21.480.86%
2004$21.590.53%
2005$21.59-0.03%
2006$21.670.40%
2007$21.33-1.56%
2008$21.27-0.31%
2009$20.99-1.32%
2010$20.54-2.13%
2011$20.39-0.73%
2012$20.601.03%
2013$20.660.26%
2014$20.690.17%
2015$20.65-0.21%
2016$20.921.32%
2017$21.593.19%
2018$21.590.03%
2019$21.690.44%
2020$22.192.31%
2021$22.873.08%
2022$23.342.03%*

* 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 Video and audio:

Year199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI96.50895.40095.06296.62399.423101.108100.723101.023101.469102.754103.638104.192104.162104.577102.949102.632101.27699.12298.40199.41699.67699.84299.635100.946104.168104.201104.657107.078110.375112.615

Adjust video and audio prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1993 * 1993 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Video and audio was 96.508 in the year 1993 and 112.615 in 2022:

112.615 / 96.508 * $20 = $23.34

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1993 has the same "purchasing power" as $23.34 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Video and audio).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Video and audio in 1993. In addition to video and audio, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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