According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for computers, peripherals, and smart home assistants are 60.79% lower in 2023 versus 2008 (a $12.16 difference in value).
Between 2008 and 2023: Computers, peripherals, and smart home assistants experienced an average inflation rate of -6.05% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, computers, peripherals, and smart home assistants costing $20 in the year 2008 would cost $7.84 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.33% during this same period, inflation for computers, peripherals, and smart home assistants was significantly lower.
In the year 2008: Pricing changed by -12.42%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for computers, peripherals, and smart home assistants during the 2008-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), inflation for computers, peripherals, and smart home assistants was much lower.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Computers, peripherals, and smart home assistants, over time, for $20 beginning in 2008. 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 Computers, peripherals, and smart home assistants: