According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for all items less shelter were 1.14% higher in 2020 versus 2018 (a $0.23 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2020: All items less shelter experienced an average inflation rate of 0.57% per year. In other words, all items less shelter costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $20.23 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.46% during this same period, inflation for all items less shelter was lower.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 2%, which is above the average yearly change for all items less shelter during the 2018-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for all items less shelter was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for All items less shelter:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for All items less shelter, over time, for $20 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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