According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for bread were 7.03% higher in 2021 versus 2018 (a $0.35 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2021: Bread experienced an average inflation rate of 2.29% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, bread costing $5 in the year 2018 would cost $5.35 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.83% during this same period, inflation for bread was higher.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 0.60%, which is below the average yearly change for bread during the 2018-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for bread was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Bread:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Bread, over time, for $5 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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