According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for computer software and accessories were 35.46% lower in 2020 versus 2012 (a $7.09 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2020: Computer software and accessories experienced an average inflation rate of -5.33% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, computer software and accessories costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $12.91 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.51% during this same period, inflation for computer software and accessories was significantly lower.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by -4.82%, which is above the average yearly change for computer software and accessories during the 2012-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for computer software and accessories was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Computer software and accessories:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Computer software and accessories, over time, for $20 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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