According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for dishes and flatware were 1.74% lower in 2021 versus 2019 (a $0.35 difference in value).
Between 2019 and 2021: Dishes and flatware experienced an average inflation rate of -0.87% per year. In other words, dishes and flatware costing $20 in the year 2019 would cost $19.65 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.84% during this same period, inflation for dishes and flatware was lower.
In the year 2019: Pricing changed by -1.19%, which is below the average yearly change for dishes and flatware during the 2019-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2019 (1.81%), 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 2019. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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