According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home are 45.66% higher in 2022 versus 2004 (a $9.13 difference in value).
Between 2004 and 2022: Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home experienced an average inflation rate of 2.11% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home costing $20 in the year 2004 would cost $29.13 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.46% during this same period, inflation for beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home was lower.
In the year 2004: Pricing changed by 3.63%, which is above the average yearly change for beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home during the 2004-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2004 (2.68%), inflation for beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home was higher.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home, over time, for $20 beginning in 2004. 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 Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home: