According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for dishes and flatware were 0.78% lower in 2020 versus 2018 (a $0.16 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2020: Dishes and flatware experienced an average inflation rate of -0.39% per year. In other words, dishes and flatware costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $19.84 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.42% during this same period, inflation for dishes and flatware was 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 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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