According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for carbonated drinks were 2.39% higher in 2021 versus 2020 (a $0.48 difference in value).
Between 2020 and 2021: Carbonated drinks experienced an average inflation rate of 2.39% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, carbonated drinks costing $20 in the year 2020 would cost $20.48 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.45% during this same period, inflation for carbonated drinks was lower.
In the year 2020: Pricing changed by 5.56%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for carbonated drinks during the 2020-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2020 (1.23%), inflation for carbonated drinks was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Carbonated drinks:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Carbonated drinks, over time, for $20 beginning in 2020. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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