According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for child care and nursery school were 29.72% higher in 2020 versus 2010 (a $5.94 difference in value).
Between 2010 and 2020: Child care and nursery school experienced an average inflation rate of 2.64% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, child care and nursery school costing $20 in the year 2010 would cost $25.94 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.73% during this same period, inflation for child care and nursery school was higher.
In the year 2010: Pricing changed by 3.27%, which is above the average yearly change for child care and nursery school during the 2010-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2010 (1.64%), inflation for child care and nursery school was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Child care and nursery school:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Child care and nursery school, over time, for $20 beginning in 2010. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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