According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for computer software and accessories were 19.90% lower in 2020 versus 2017 (a $3.98 difference in value).
Between 2017 and 2020: Computer software and accessories experienced an average inflation rate of -7.13% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, computer software and accessories costing $20 in the year 2017 would cost $16.02 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.83% during this same period, inflation for computer software and accessories was significantly lower.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by -3.91%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for computer software and accessories during the 2017-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), 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 2017. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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