According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for all items less food and shelter were 3.30% higher in 2021 versus 2020 (a $0.66 difference in value).
Between 2020 and 2021: All items less food and shelter experienced an average inflation rate of 3.30% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, all items less food and shelter costing $20 in the year 2020 would cost $20.66 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.45% during this same period, inflation for all items less food and shelter was higher.
In the year 2020: Pricing changed by -0.10%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for all items less food and shelter during the 2020-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2020 (1.23%), inflation for all items less food and shelter was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for All items less food and shelter:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for All items less food and shelter, over time, for $20 beginning in 2020. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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