According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for internet services and electronic information providers were 1.12% lower in 2018 versus 2012 (a $0.56 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2018: Internet services experienced an average inflation rate of -0.19% per year. In other words, internet services costing $50 in the year 2012 would cost $49.44 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.47% during this same period, inflation for internet services was lower.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 0.24%, which is above the average yearly change for internet services during the 2012-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for internet services was lower.
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 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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