According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements are 0.14% higher in 2023 versus 2016 (a $0.03 difference in value).
Between 2016 and 2023: Cosmetics experienced an average inflation rate of 0.02% per year. In other words, cosmetics costing $20 in the year 2016 would cost $20.03 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.40% during this same period, inflation for cosmetics was significantly lower.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by 0.36%, which is above the average yearly change for cosmetics during the 2016-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), inflation for cosmetics was lower.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Cosmetics, over time, for $20 beginning in 2016. 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 Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements: