According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for educational books and supplies were 1.25% lower in 2021 versus 2018 (a $1.25 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2021: Educational supplies experienced an average inflation rate of -0.42% per year. In other words, educational supplies costing $100 in the year 2018 would cost $98.75 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.97% during this same period, inflation for educational supplies was lower.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 0.96%, which is above the average yearly change for educational supplies during the 2018-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), 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 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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