According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for candy and chewing gum were 8.56% higher in 2021 versus 2018 (a $1.71 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2021: Candy and chewing gum experienced an average inflation rate of 2.78% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, candy and chewing gum costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $21.71 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.83% during this same period, inflation for candy and chewing gum was higher.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 0.95%, which is below the average yearly change for candy and chewing gum during the 2018-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for candy and chewing gum was lower.
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 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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