According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for alcoholic beverages away from home were 3.01% higher in 2020 versus 2018 (a $0.60 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2020: Alcohol away from home experienced an average inflation rate of 1.49% per year. In other words, alcohol away from home costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $20.60 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.37% during this same period, inflation for alcohol away from home was higher.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 2.18%, which is above the average yearly change for alcohol away from home during the 2018-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for alcohol away from home was lower.
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 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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