According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for educational books and supplies were 2.38% lower in 2020 versus 2017 (a $2.38 difference in value).
Between 2017 and 2020: Educational supplies experienced an average inflation rate of -0.80% per year. In other words, educational supplies costing $100 in the year 2017 would cost $97.62 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.66% during this same period, inflation for educational supplies was lower.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by 1.58%, which is above the average yearly change for educational supplies during the 2017-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), inflation for educational supplies was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Educational books and supplies:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Educational supplies, over time, for $100 beginning in 2017. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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