According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for education and communication commodities were 8.28% lower in 2020 versus 2018 (a $1.66 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2020: Education and communication commodities experienced an average inflation rate of -4.23% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, education and communication commodities costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $18.34 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.42% during this same period, inflation for education and communication commodities was significantly lower.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by -2.83%, which is above the average yearly change for education and communication commodities during the 2018-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for education and communication commodities was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Education and communication commodities:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Education and communication commodities, 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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