According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for food at employee sites and schools were 18.94% lower in 2021 versus 2015 (a $3.79 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2021: Food at employee sites and schools experienced an average inflation rate of -3.44% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, food at employee sites and schools costing $20 in the year 2015 would cost $16.21 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.89% during this same period, inflation for food at employee sites and schools was significantly lower.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by 2.27%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for food at employee sites and schools during the 2015-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for food at employee sites and schools was 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 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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