According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for all items less food and energy are 11.81% higher in 2022 versus 2019 (a $2.36 difference in value).
Between 2019 and 2022: Core inflation experienced an average inflation rate of 3.79% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, core inflation costing $20 in the year 2019 would cost $22.36 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 4.61% during this same period, inflation for core inflation was lower.
In the year 2019: Pricing changed by 2.19%, which is below the average yearly change for core inflation during the 2019-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2019 (1.81%), inflation for core inflation was higher.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Core inflation, over time, for $20 beginning in 2019. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
|Year||USD Value||Inflation Rate|
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for All items less food and energy: