According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for alcoholic beverages away from home are 17.25% higher in 2022 versus 2016 (a $3.45 difference in value).
Between 2016 and 2022: Alcohol away from home experienced an average inflation rate of 2.69% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, alcohol away from home costing $20 in the year 2016 would cost $23.45 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.36% during this same period, inflation for alcohol away from home was lower.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by 1.84%, which is below the average yearly change for alcohol away from home during the 2016-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), inflation for alcohol away from home was higher.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Alcohol away from 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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* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Alcoholic beverages away from home: