Internet services priced at $50 in 2007 $52.40 in 2017

Historical Price Inflation for Internet services

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Prices for Internet Services, 2007-2017 ($50)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for internet services and electronic information providers were 4.57% lower in 2007 versus 2017.

Internet services experienced an average inflation rate of 0.47% per year between 2007 and 2017. In other words, internet services costing $50 in the year 2007 would cost $52.40 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase.

Pricing changed by -25.83% in 2007, significantly below the yearly average change for internet services during the 2007-2017 time period. Compared to overall inflation for all items in 2007 (2.77%), price inflation for internet services was much lower.

Price Inflation for Internet services and electronic information providers since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2007 (-25.83%), 1999 (-11.08%), and 2000 (4.30%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Internet services and electronic information providers:

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
CPI 100.000 102.462 92.238 96.385 98.062 98.900 99.808 97.362 95.708 92.169 73.247 73.912 76.535 77.027 76.302 76.487 77.190 78.069 77.524 77.411 76.757

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How to calculate the inflation rate for internet services, 2007-2017

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 2007 * 2007 USD value = 2017 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Internet services and electronic information providers was 73.247 in the year 2007 and 76.757 in 2017:

76.757 / 73.247 * $50 = $52.40

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the "purchasing power" of $50 from 2007 is $52.40 in 2017 (in the category of Internet services and electronic information providers).


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

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