According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for services less rent of shelter were 3.21% higher in 2019 versus 2017 (a $0.64 difference in value).
Between 2017 and 2019: Services less rent of shelter experienced an average inflation rate of 1.59% per year. In other words, services less rent of shelter costing $20 in the year 2017 would cost $20.64 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.44% during this same period, inflation for services less rent of shelter was higher.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by 2.02%, which is above the average yearly change for services less rent of shelter during the 2017-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), inflation for services less rent of shelter was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Services less rent of shelter:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Services less rent of shelter, 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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