According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for education and communication are 3.19% higher in 2021 versus 2015 (a $0.16 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2021: Education and communication experienced an average inflation rate of 0.53% per year. In other words, education and communication costing $5 in the year 2015 would cost $5.16 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.26% during this same period, inflation for education and communication was lower.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by 0.50%, which is below the average yearly change for education and communication during the 2015-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for education and communication was higher.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Education and communication, over time, for $5 beginning in 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Education and communication: