According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for alcoholic beverages at home are 7.25% higher in 2022 versus 2018 (a $1.45 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2022: Alcohol at home experienced an average inflation rate of 1.77% per year. In other words, alcohol at home costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $21.45 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.62% during this same period, inflation for alcohol at home was lower.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 1.11%, which is below the average yearly change for alcohol at home during the 2018-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for alcohol at home was lower.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Alcohol at home, over time, for $20 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Alcoholic beverages at home: