According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for delivery services were 20.59% higher in 2021 versus 2016 (a $4.12 difference in value).
Between 2016 and 2021: Delivery services experienced an average inflation rate of 3.82% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, delivery services costing $20 in the year 2016 would cost $24.12 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.74% during this same period, inflation for delivery services was higher.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by -2.05%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for delivery services during the 2016-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), inflation for delivery services was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Delivery services:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Delivery services, 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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