According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements were 0.29% lower in 2021 versus 2020 (a $0.06 difference in value).
Between 2020 and 2021: Cosmetics experienced an average inflation rate of -0.29% per year. In other words, cosmetics costing $20 in the year 2020 would cost $19.94 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.82% during this same period, inflation for cosmetics was significantly lower.
In the year 2020: Pricing changed by -1.84%, which is below the average yearly change for cosmetics during the 2020-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2020 (1.23%), inflation for cosmetics was much 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 2020. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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