According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for internet services and electronic information providers were 2.44% lower in 2018 versus 2015 (a $1.22 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2018: Internet services experienced an average inflation rate of -0.82% per year. In other words, internet services costing $50 in the year 2015 would cost $48.78 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.87% during this same period, inflation for internet services was lower.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by -0.70%, which is above the average yearly change for internet services during the 2015-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), 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 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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