According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home were 7.23% higher in 2021 versus 2012 (a $1.45 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2021: Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home experienced an average inflation rate of 0.78% per year. In other words, distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $21.45 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.73% during this same period, inflation for distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home was lower.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by -0.20%, which is below the average yearly change for distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home during the 2012-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home was lower.
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 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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