According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for eyeglasses and eye care were 1% higher in 2021 versus 2019 (a $1 difference in value).
Between 2019 and 2021: Eye care experienced an average inflation rate of 0.50% per year. In other words, eye care costing $100 in the year 2019 would cost $101 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.84% during this same period, inflation for eye care was lower.
In the year 2019: Pricing changed by 0.96%, which is above the average yearly change for eye care during the 2019-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2019 (1.81%), 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 2019. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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