According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for dried beans, peas, and lentils were 1.28% lower in 2020 versus 2018 (a $0.26 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2020: Dried beans, peas, and lentils experienced an average inflation rate of -0.64% per year. In other words, dried beans, peas, and lentils costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $19.74 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.37% during this same period, inflation for dried beans, peas, and lentils was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Dried beans, peas, and lentils:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Dried beans, peas, and lentils, 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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