According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for pets, pet products and services were 21.53% higher in 2019 versus 2008 (a $4.31 difference in value).
Between 2008 and 2019: Pets, pet products and services experienced an average inflation rate of 1.79% per year. In other words, pets, pet products and services costing $20 in the year 2008 would cost $24.31 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.45% during this same period, inflation for pets, pet products and services was higher.
In the year 2008: Pricing changed by 7.94%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for pets, pet products and services during the 2008-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), inflation for pets, pet products and services was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Pets, pet products and services:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Pets, pet products and services, over time, for $20 beginning in 2008. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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