Whiskey at home priced at $20 in 2000 $26.09 in 2019

Historical Price Inflation for Whiskey at home

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Prices for Whiskey At Home, 2000-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for whiskey at home were 30.44% higher in 2019 versus 2000 (a $6.09 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2019: Whiskey at home experienced an average inflation rate of 1.41% per year. In other words, whiskey at home costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $26.09 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.08% during this same period, inflation for whiskey at home was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 2.34%, which is above the average yearly change for whiskey at home during the 2000-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for whiskey at home was lower.

Price Inflation for Whiskey at home since 1994

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2009 (3.75%), 2001 (3%), and 1997 (2.37%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Whiskey at home:

Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
CPI 143.042 144.933 147.267 150.758 152.175 155.542 159.183 163.958 167.550 170.967 173.983 176.558 180.692 184.593 188.022 195.069 195.893 196.657 199.015 202.563 206.510 207.209 207.684 207.185 203.498 207.631

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Whiskey at home, 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 2.34%
2001 $20.60 3.00%
2002 $21.05 2.19%
2003 $21.48 2.04%
2004 $21.86 1.76%
2005 $22.18 1.48%
2006 $22.70 2.34%
2007 $23.19 2.16%
2008 $23.62 1.86%
2009 $24.51 3.75%
2010 $24.61 0.42%
2011 $24.71 0.39%
2012 $25.00 1.20%
2013 $25.45 1.78%
2014 $25.95 1.95%
2015 $26.03 0.34%
2016 $26.09 0.23%
2017 $26.03 -0.24%
2018 $25.57 -1.78%
2019 $26.09 2.03%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for whiskey at home, 2000-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Whiskey at home was 159.183 in the year 2000 and 207.631 in 2019:

207.631 / 159.183 * $20 = $26.09

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $26.09 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Whiskey at home).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Whiskey at home in 1994. In addition to whiskey at home, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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