According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for cigarettes were 33.61% higher in 2021 versus 2015 (a $1.68 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2021: Cigarettes experienced an average inflation rate of 4.95% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, cigarettes costing $5 in the year 2015 would cost $6.68 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.89% during this same period, inflation for cigarettes was significantly higher.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by 3.13%, which is below the average yearly change for cigarettes during the 2015-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for cigarettes was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Cigarettes:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Cigarettes, over time, for $5 beginning in 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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