According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for dried beans, peas, and lentils are 11.54% higher in 2023 versus 2012 (a $0.58 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2023: Beans experienced an average inflation rate of 1% per year. In other words, beans costing $5 in the year 2012 would cost $5.58 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.57% during this same period, inflation for beans was lower.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 11.27%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for beans during the 2012-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for beans was much higher.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Beans, over time, for $5 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
|Year||USD Value||Inflation Rate|
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Dried beans, peas, and lentils: