According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for computer software and accessories are 43.21% lower in 2023 versus 2011 (a $8.64 difference in value).
Between 2011 and 2023: Computer software and accessories experienced an average inflation rate of -4.61% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, computer software and accessories costing $20 in the year 2011 would cost $11.36 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.52% during this same period, inflation for computer software and accessories was significantly lower.
In the year 2011: Pricing changed by -7.26%, which is below the average yearly change for computer software and accessories during the 2011-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2011 (3.16%), inflation for computer software and accessories was much lower.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Computer software and accessories, over time, for $20 beginning in 2011. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Computer software and accessories: