According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for internet services and electronic information providers were 1.18% lower in 2018 versus 2009 (a $0.59 difference in value).
Between 2009 and 2018: Internet services experienced an average inflation rate of -0.13% per year. In other words, internet services costing $50 in the year 2009 would cost $49.41 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.74% during this same period, inflation for internet services was lower.
In the year 2009: Pricing changed by 3.55%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for internet services during the 2009-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), inflation for internet services was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Internet services and electronic information providers:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Internet services, over time, for $50 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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