According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for all items less energy were 15.59% higher in 2020 versus 2012 (a $3.12 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2020: All items less energy experienced an average inflation rate of 1.83% per year. In other words, all items less energy costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $23.12 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.47% during this same period, inflation for all items less energy was higher.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 2.18%, which is above the average yearly change for all items less energy during the 2012-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for all items less energy was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for All items less energy:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for All items less energy, 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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