According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home were 26.22% higher in 2021 versus 2008 (a $5.24 difference in value).
Between 2008 and 2021: Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home experienced an average inflation rate of 1.81% per year. In other words, beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home costing $20 in the year 2008 would cost $25.24 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.61% during this same period, inflation for beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home was higher.
In the year 2008: Pricing changed by 3.36%, which is above the average yearly change for beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home during the 2008-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), inflation for beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home, over time, for $20 beginning in 2008. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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