According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for food at employee sites and schools were 26.40% lower in 2021 versus 2018 (a $5.28 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2021: Food at employee sites and schools experienced an average inflation rate of -9.71% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, food at employee sites and schools costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $14.72 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.83% during this same period, inflation for food at employee sites and schools was significantly lower.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 3.52%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for food at employee sites and schools during the 2018-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), 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 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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