According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for education and communication services are 8.57% higher in 2023 versus 2019 (a $1.71 difference in value).
Between 2019 and 2023: Education and communication services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.08% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, education and communication services costing $20 in the year 2019 would cost $21.71 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 4.45% during this same period, inflation for education and communication services was lower.
In the year 2019: Pricing changed by 1.24%, which is below the average yearly change for education and communication services during the 2019-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2019 (1.81%), inflation for education and communication services was lower.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Education and communication services, over time, for $20 beginning in 2019. 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 services: