According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home were 6.79% higher in 2020 versus 2017 (a $1.36 difference in value).
Between 2017 and 2020: Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home experienced an average inflation rate of 2.21% 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 2017 would cost $21.36 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.83% during this same period, inflation for beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home was higher.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by 1.82%, which is below the average yearly change for beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home during the 2017-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), 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 2017. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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