According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for education and communication services were 1.38% higher in 2020 versus 2016 (a $0.28 difference in value).
Between 2016 and 2020: Education and communication services experienced an average inflation rate of 0.34% per year. In other words, education and communication services costing $20 in the year 2016 would cost $20.28 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.85% during this same period, inflation for education and communication services was lower.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by 1.13%, which is above the average yearly change for education and communication services during the 2016-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), inflation for education and communication services was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Education and communication services:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Education and communication services, over time, for $20 beginning in 2016. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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