According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements were 3.25% lower in 2020 versus 2018 (a $0.65 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2020: Cosmetics experienced an average inflation rate of -1.64% per year. In other words, cosmetics costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $19.35 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.46% during this same period, inflation for cosmetics was significantly lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Cosmetics, over time, for $20 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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