According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for all items less energy were 9% higher in 2021 versus 2016 (a $1.80 difference in value).
Between 2016 and 2021: All items less energy experienced an average inflation rate of 1.74% per year. In other words, all items less energy costing $20 in the year 2016 would cost $21.80 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.74% during this same period, inflation for all items less energy was higher.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by 1.92%, which is above the average yearly change for all items less energy during the 2016-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), 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 2016. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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