According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home were 6.32% higher in 2021 versus 2009 (a $1.26 difference in value).
Between 2009 and 2021: Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home experienced an average inflation rate of 0.51% per year. In other words, distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $21.26 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.72% during this same period, inflation for distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home was lower.
In the year 2009: Pricing changed by 1.62%, which is above the average yearly change for distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home during the 2009-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), inflation for distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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