According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for personal computers and peripheral equipment were 7.56% lower in 2018 versus 2016 (a $1.51 difference in value).
Between 2016 and 2018: Personal computers and peripheral equipment experienced an average inflation rate of -3.85% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, personal computers and peripheral equipment costing $20 in the year 2016 would cost $18.49 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.18% during this same period, inflation for personal computers and peripheral equipment was significantly lower.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by -7.26%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for personal computers and peripheral equipment during the 2016-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), inflation for personal computers and peripheral equipment was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Personal computers and peripheral equipment:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Personal computers and peripheral equipment, 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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