According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for alcoholic beverages at home were 5.04% higher in 2020 versus 2016 (a $1.01 difference in value).
Between 2016 and 2020: Alcohol at home experienced an average inflation rate of 1.24% per year. In other words, alcohol at home costing $20 in the year 2016 would cost $21.01 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.90% during this same period, inflation for alcohol at home was lower.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by 0.86%, which is below the average yearly change for alcohol at home during the 2016-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), inflation for alcohol at home was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Alcoholic beverages at home:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Alcohol at home, 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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