According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for dried beans, peas, and lentils were 7.74% lower in 2021 versus 2015 (a $1.55 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2021: Dried beans, peas, and lentils experienced an average inflation rate of -1.33% per year. In other words, dried beans, peas, and lentils costing $20 in the year 2015 would cost $18.45 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.66% during this same period, inflation for dried beans, peas, and lentils was lower.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by 3.31%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for dried beans, peas, and lentils during the 2015-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for dried beans, peas, and lentils was much higher.
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 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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