Window coverings priced at $20 in 2000 $12.64 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Window coverings

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Prices for Window Coverings, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for window coverings were 36.81% lower in 2018 versus 2000 (a $7.36 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Window coverings experienced an average inflation rate of -2.52% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, window coverings costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $12.64 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for window coverings was significantly lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 1.56%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for window coverings during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for window coverings was lower.

Price Inflation for Window coverings since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2010 (-7.81%), 2001 (-7.17%), and 2015 (-6.58%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Window coverings:

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 100.000 100.615 100.415 101.977 94.669 92.369 90.292 88.169 86.354 86.562 86.077 85.779 82.202 75.780 74.275 74.371 74.502 73.313 68.487 69.158 66.951 64.437

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Window coverings, 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 1.56%
2001 $18.57 -7.17%
2002 $18.12 -2.43%
2003 $17.71 -2.25%
2004 $17.29 -2.35%
2005 $16.94 -2.06%
2006 $16.98 0.24%
2007 $16.88 -0.56%
2008 $16.82 -0.35%
2009 $16.12 -4.17%
2010 $14.86 -7.81%
2011 $14.57 -1.99%
2012 $14.59 0.13%
2013 $14.61 0.18%
2014 $14.38 -1.60%
2015 $13.43 -6.58%
2016 $13.56 0.98%
2017 $13.13 -3.19%
2018 $12.64 -3.76%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for window coverings, 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 Window coverings was 101.977 in the year 2000 and 64.437 in 2018:

64.437 / 101.977 * $20 = $12.64

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $12.64 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Window coverings).


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

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