According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for audio equipment are 43.34% lower in 2022 versus 2011 (a $8.67 difference in value).
Between 2011 and 2022: Audio equipment experienced an average inflation rate of -5.03% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, audio equipment costing $20 in the year 2011 would cost $11.33 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.42% during this same period, inflation for audio equipment was significantly lower.
In the year 2011: Pricing changed by -4.65%, which is above the average yearly change for audio equipment during the 2011-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2011 (3.16%), inflation for audio equipment was much lower.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Audio equipment, over time, for $20 beginning in 2011. 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 Audio equipment: