According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for alcoholic beverages away from home were 19.66% higher in 2021 versus 2012 (a $3.93 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2021: Alcohol away from home experienced an average inflation rate of 2.01% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, alcohol away from home costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $23.93 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.76% during this same period, inflation for alcohol away from home was higher.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 3.21%, which is above the average yearly change for alcohol away from home during the 2012-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for alcohol away from home was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Alcoholic beverages away from home:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Alcohol away from home, 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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