According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for food at employee sites and schools were 14.75% higher in 2021 versus 2009 (a $2.95 difference in value).
Between 2009 and 2021: Food at employee sites and schools experienced an average inflation rate of 1.15% per year. In other words, food at employee sites and schools costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $22.95 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.67% during this same period, inflation for food at employee sites and schools was lower.
In the year 2009: Pricing changed by 4.16%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for food at employee sites and schools during the 2009-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), inflation for food at employee sites and schools was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Food at employee sites and schools:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Food at employee sites and schools, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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