According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for breakfast cereal were 3.14% higher in 2021 versus 2018 (a $0.63 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2021: Breakfast cereal experienced an average inflation rate of 1.04% per year. In other words, breakfast cereal costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $20.63 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.28% during this same period, inflation for breakfast cereal was lower.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by -1.81%, which is below the average yearly change for breakfast cereal during the 2018-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for breakfast cereal was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Breakfast cereal:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Breakfast cereal, 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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