According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for alcoholic beverages away from home are 4.06% higher in 2022 versus 2021 (a $0.81 difference in value).
Between 2021 and 2022: Alcohol away from home experienced an average inflation rate of 4.06% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, alcohol away from home costing $20 in the year 2021 would cost $20.81 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 6.41% during this same period, inflation for alcohol away from home was lower.
In the year 2021: Pricing changed by 2.83%, which is below the average yearly change for alcohol away from home during the 2021-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2021 (4.70%), inflation for alcohol away from home was lower.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Alcohol away from home, over time, for $20 beginning in 2021. 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 away from home: