According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for eyeglasses and eye care were 0.29% lower in 2021 versus 2020 (a $0.29 difference in value).
Between 2020 and 2021: Eye care experienced an average inflation rate of -0.29% per year. In other words, eye care costing $100 in the year 2020 would cost $99.71 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.07% during this same period, inflation for eye care was lower.
In the year 2020: Pricing changed by 0.79%, which is above the average yearly change for eye care during the 2020-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2020 (1.23%), 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 2020. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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