According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for all items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks were 30.26% higher in 2021 versus 2004 (a $6.05 difference in value).
Between 2004 and 2021: All items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks experienced an average inflation rate of 1.57% per year. In other words, all items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks costing $20 in the year 2004 would cost $26.05 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.01% during this same period, inflation for all items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks was lower.
In the year 2004: Pricing changed by 1.45%, which is below the average yearly change for all items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks during the 2004-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2004 (2.68%), inflation for all items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for All items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for All items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks, over time, for $20 beginning in 2004. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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