According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for audio equipment were 1.29% higher in 2019 versus 2018 (a $0.26 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2019: Audio equipment experienced an average inflation rate of 1.29% per year. In other words, audio equipment costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $20.26 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 0.98% during this same period, inflation for audio equipment was higher.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by -13.87%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for audio equipment during the 2018-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), 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 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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