According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for food and beverages are 12.16% higher in 2021 versus 2015 (a $0.61 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2021: Food and beverages experienced an average inflation rate of 1.93% per year. In other words, food and beverages costing $5 in the year 2015 would cost $5.61 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.26% during this same period, inflation for food and beverages was lower.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by 1.80%, which is below the average yearly change for food and beverages during the 2015-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for food and beverages was higher.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Food and beverages, over time, for $5 beginning in 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Food and beverages: