According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for all items less medical care are 6.74% higher in 2022 versus 2021 (a $1.35 difference in value).
Between 2021 and 2022: All items less medical care experienced an average inflation rate of 6.74% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, all items less medical care costing $20 in the year 2021 would cost $21.35 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 6.41% during this same period, inflation for all items less medical care was higher.
In the year 2021: Pricing changed by 5.04%, which is below the average yearly change for all items less medical care during the 2021-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2021 (4.70%), inflation for all items less medical care was higher.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for All items less medical care, 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 All items less medical care: