According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for day care and preschool are 37.34% higher in 2023 versus 2012 (a $7.47 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2023: Day care and preschool experienced an average inflation rate of 2.93% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, day care and preschool costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $27.47 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.59% during this same period, inflation for day care and preschool was higher.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 2.46%, which is below the average yearly change for day care and preschool during the 2012-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for day care and preschool was higher.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Day care and preschool, over time, for $20 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
|Year||USD Value||Inflation Rate|
* 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 Day care and preschool: