According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for education and communication commodities are 23.31% lower in 2023 versus 2017 (a $4.66 difference in value).
Between 2017 and 2023: Education and communication commodities experienced an average inflation rate of -4.33% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, education and communication commodities costing $20 in the year 2017 would cost $15.34 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.67% during this same period, inflation for education and communication commodities was significantly lower.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by -2.85%, which is above the average yearly change for education and communication commodities during the 2017-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), inflation for education and communication commodities was much lower.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Education and communication commodities, over time, for $20 beginning in 2017. 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 Education and communication commodities: