According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for all items less food, shelter, and energy were 18.71% higher in 2020 versus 2008 (a $3.74 difference in value).
Between 2008 and 2020: All items less food, shelter, and energy experienced an average inflation rate of 1.44% per year. In other words, all items less food, shelter, and energy costing $20 in the year 2008 would cost $23.74 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.55% during this same period, inflation for all items less food, shelter, and energy was lower.
In the year 2008: Pricing changed by 2.14%, which is above the average yearly change for all items less food, shelter, and energy during the 2008-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), inflation for all items less food, shelter, and energy was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for All items less food, shelter, and energy:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for All items less food, shelter, and energy, over time, for $20 beginning in 2008. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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