According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for dishes and flatware were 27.55% lower in 2021 versus 2011 (a $5.51 difference in value).
Between 2011 and 2021: Dishes and flatware experienced an average inflation rate of -3.17% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, dishes and flatware costing $20 in the year 2011 would cost $14.49 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.58% during this same period, inflation for dishes and flatware was significantly lower.
In the year 2011: Pricing changed by -5.50%, which is below the average yearly change for dishes and flatware during the 2011-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2011 (3.16%), inflation for dishes and flatware was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Dishes and flatware:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Dishes and flatware, over time, for $20 beginning in 2011. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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