According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for audio equipment were 42.29% lower in 2019 versus 2010 (a $8.46 difference in value).
Between 2010 and 2019: Audio equipment experienced an average inflation rate of -5.93% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, audio equipment costing $20 in the year 2010 would cost $11.54 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.74% during this same period, inflation for audio equipment was significantly lower.
In the year 2010: Pricing changed by -3.21%, which is above the average yearly change for audio equipment during the 2010-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2010 (1.64%), inflation for audio equipment was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Audio equipment:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Audio equipment, over time, for $20 beginning in 2010. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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