According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for child care and nursery school were 3.80% higher in 2021 versus 2019 (a $0.76 difference in value).
Between 2019 and 2021: Child care and nursery school experienced an average inflation rate of 1.88% per year. In other words, child care and nursery school costing $20 in the year 2019 would cost $20.76 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.15% during this same period, inflation for child care and nursery school was higher.
In the year 2019: Pricing changed by 2.79%, which is above the average yearly change for child care and nursery school during the 2019-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2019 (1.81%), 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 2019. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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