According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for personal computers and peripheral equipment were 6.50% lower in 2019 versus 2017 (a $1.30 difference in value).
Between 2017 and 2019: Personal computers and peripheral equipment experienced an average inflation rate of -3.31% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, personal computers and peripheral equipment costing $20 in the year 2017 would cost $18.70 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.71% during this same period, inflation for personal computers and peripheral equipment was significantly lower.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by -4.20%, which is below the average yearly change for personal computers and peripheral equipment during the 2017-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), 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 2017. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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