Eye care priced at $100 in 2016 $102.89 in 2021

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Prices for Eye Care, 2016-2021 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for eyeglasses and eye care were 2.89% higher in 2021 versus 2016 (a $2.89 difference in value).

Between 2016 and 2021: Eye care experienced an average inflation rate of 0.57% per year. In other words, eye care costing $100 in the year 2016 would cost $102.89 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.74% during this same period, inflation for eye care was lower.

In the year 2016: Pricing changed by 1.64%, which is above the average yearly change for eye care during the 2016-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), inflation for eye care was higher.

Price Inflation for Eyeglasses and eye care since 1986

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1988 (5.07%), 1990 (4.41%), and 1992 (4.16%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Eyeglasses and eye care:

Year 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
CPI 100.000 103.462 108.708 112.362 117.315 121.900 126.977 130.362 133.008 137.038 139.300 141.454 144.077 145.469 149.738 154.523 155.515 155.931 159.308 163.238 168.123 171.619 174.107 175.468 176.650 178.252 179.855 180.775 183.920 183.960 186.970 187.301 189.609 191.429 192.940 192.378

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Buying power of $100 since 2016

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Eye care, over time, for $100 beginning in 2016. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2016 $100.00 1.64%
2017 $100.18 0.18%
2018 $101.41 1.23%
2019 $102.38 0.96%
2020 $103.19 0.79%
2021 $102.89 -0.29%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for eye care, 2016-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 2016 * 2016 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Eyeglasses and eye care was 186.970 in the year 2016 and 192.378 in 2021:

192.378 / 186.970 * $100 = $102.89

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 2016 has the same "purchasing power" as $102.89 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Eyeglasses and eye care).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Eyeglasses and eye care in 1986. In addition to eye care, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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