According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for food and beverages are 3.83% higher in 2021 versus 2020 (a $0.04 difference in value).
Between 2020 and 2021: Food and beverages experienced an average inflation rate of 3.83% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, food and beverages costing $1 in the year 2020 would cost $1.04 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 4.70% during this same period, inflation for food and beverages was lower.
In the year 2020: Pricing changed by 3.33%, which is below the average yearly change for food and beverages during the 2020-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2020 (1.23%), inflation for food and beverages was higher.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Food and beverages, over time, for $1 beginning in 2020. 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: