Video discs and other media priced at $20 in 2000 $8.88 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Video discs and other media

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Prices for Video Discs And Other Media, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for video discs and other media were 55.58% lower in 2018 versus 2000 (a $11.12 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Video discs and other media experienced an average inflation rate of -4.41% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, video discs and other media costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $8.88 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for video discs and other media was significantly lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -4.96%, which is below the average yearly change for video discs and other media during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for video discs and other media was much lower.

Price Inflation for Video discs and other media since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1999 (-9.37%), 2014 (-8.82%), and 2009 (-7.02%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Video discs and other media:

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 99.223 89.931 85.469 84.062 80.600 79.000 77.985 73.992 69.269 64.542 61.962 57.610 54.156 52.627 49.618 46.939 42.797 41.107 40.278 38.072 37.961

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Video discs and other media, 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 -4.96%
2001 $19.67 -1.65%
2002 $18.86 -4.12%
2003 $18.49 -1.99%
2004 $18.25 -1.29%
2005 $17.31 -5.12%
2006 $16.21 -6.38%
2007 $15.10 -6.82%
2008 $14.50 -4.00%
2009 $13.48 -7.02%
2010 $12.67 -6.00%
2011 $12.31 -2.82%
2012 $11.61 -5.72%
2013 $10.98 -5.40%
2014 $10.01 -8.82%
2015 $9.62 -3.95%
2016 $9.43 -2.02%
2017 $8.91 -5.48%
2018 $8.88 -0.29%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for video discs and other media, 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 Video discs and other media was 85.469 in the year 2000 and 37.961 in 2018:

37.961 / 85.469 * $20 = $8.88

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $8.88 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Video discs and other media).


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

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