According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for video and audio were 4.13% higher in 2019 versus 2016 (a $0.83 difference in value).
Between 2016 and 2019: Video and audio experienced an average inflation rate of 1.36% per year. In other words, video and audio costing $20 in the year 2016 would cost $20.83 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.60% during this same period, inflation for video and audio was lower.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by 1.31%, which is below the average yearly change for video and audio during the 2016-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), inflation for video and audio was higher.
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 2016. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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