According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for audio equipment were 6.60% lower in 2021 versus 2019 (a $1.32 difference in value).
Between 2019 and 2021: Audio equipment experienced an average inflation rate of -3.36% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, audio equipment costing $20 in the year 2019 would cost $18.68 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.67% during this same period, inflation for audio equipment was significantly lower.
In the year 2019: Pricing changed by 0.81%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for audio equipment during the 2019-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2019 (1.81%), inflation for audio equipment was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Audio equipment:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Audio equipment, over time, for $20 beginning in 2019. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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