According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for candy and chewing gum were 6.55% higher in 2020 versus 2015 (a $1.31 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2020: Candy and chewing gum experienced an average inflation rate of 1.28% per year. In other words, candy and chewing gum costing $20 in the year 2015 would cost $21.31 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.77% during this same period, inflation for candy and chewing gum was lower.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by 4.05%, which is above the average yearly change for candy and chewing gum during the 2015-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for candy and chewing gum was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Candy and chewing gum:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Candy and chewing gum, 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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