According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for eyeglasses and eye care were 4.88% higher in 2020 versus 2015 (a $4.88 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2020: Eye care experienced an average inflation rate of 0.96% per year. In other words, eye care costing $100 in the year 2015 would cost $104.88 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.77% during this same period, inflation for eye care was lower.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by 0.02%, which is below the average yearly change for eye care during the 2015-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for eye care was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Eyeglasses and eye care:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Eye care, over time, for $100 beginning in 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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