According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for education and communication were 2.63% higher in 2020 versus 2017 (a $0.53 difference in value).
Between 2017 and 2020: Education and communication experienced an average inflation rate of 0.87% per year. In other words, education and communication costing $20 in the year 2017 would cost $20.53 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.79% during this same period, inflation for education and communication was lower.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by -1.89%, which is below the average yearly change for education and communication during the 2017-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), inflation for education and communication was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Education and communication:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Education and communication, over time, for $20 beginning in 2017. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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