According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies were 5.79% higher in 2020 versus 2015 (a $1.16 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2020: Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies experienced an average inflation rate of 1.13% per year. In other words, cakes, cupcakes, and cookies costing $20 in the year 2015 would cost $21.16 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.77% during this same period, inflation for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies was lower.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by 1.93%, which is above the average yearly change for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies during the 2015-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies, over time, for $20 beginning in 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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