According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home are 17.59% higher in 2023 versus 2018 (a $3.52 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2023: Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home experienced an average inflation rate of 3.29% 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 2018 would cost $23.52 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.62% during this same period, inflation for beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home was lower.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 1.36%, which is below the average yearly change for beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home during the 2018-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home was lower.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home, over time, for $20 beginning in 2018. 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: