According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for financial services were 2.54% lower in 2021 versus 2018 (a $12.70 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2021: Financial services experienced an average inflation rate of -0.85% per year. In other words, financial services costing $500 in the year 2018 would cost $487.30 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.37% during this same period, inflation for financial services was lower.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 4.87%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for financial services during the 2018-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for financial services was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Financial services:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Financial services, over time, for $500 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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