According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for audio equipment are 37.49% lower in 2023 versus 2012 (a $7.50 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2023: Audio equipment experienced an average inflation rate of -4.18% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, audio equipment costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $12.50 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.50% during this same period, inflation for audio equipment was significantly lower.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by -6.91%, which is below the average yearly change for audio equipment during the 2012-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for audio equipment was much lower.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Audio equipment, over time, for $20 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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* 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: