According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for video and audio were 4.91% higher in 2018 versus 2012 (a $0.98 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2018: Video and audio experienced an average inflation rate of 0.80% per year. In other words, video and audio costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $20.98 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.48% during this same period, inflation for video and audio was lower.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 1.03%, which is above the average yearly change for video and audio during the 2012-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for video and audio was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Video and audio:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Video and audio, over time, for $20 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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