According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for all items less food and energy were 6.16% higher in 2020 versus 2017 (a $1.23 difference in value).
Between 2017 and 2020: Core inflation experienced an average inflation rate of 2.01% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, core inflation costing $20 in the year 2017 would cost $21.23 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.83% during this same period, inflation for core inflation was higher.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by 1.84%, which is below the average yearly change for core inflation during the 2017-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), inflation for core inflation was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for All items less food and energy:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Core inflation, over time, for $20 beginning in 2017. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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