According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other personal services were 5.91% higher in 2018 versus 2016 (a $1.18 difference in value).
Between 2016 and 2018: Other personal services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.91% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, other personal services costing $20 in the year 2016 would cost $21.18 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.29% during this same period, inflation for other personal services was higher.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by 2.81%, which is below the average yearly change for other personal services during the 2016-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), inflation for other personal services was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Other personal services:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Other personal services, over time, for $20 beginning in 2016. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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