According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for food at employee sites and schools were 26.03% lower in 2021 versus 2020 (a $5.21 difference in value).
Between 2020 and 2021: Food at employee sites and schools experienced an average inflation rate of -26.03% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, food at employee sites and schools costing $20 in the year 2020 would cost $14.79 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.45% during this same period, inflation for food at employee sites and schools was significantly lower.
In the year 2020: Pricing changed by -2.20%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for food at employee sites and schools during the 2020-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2020 (1.23%), inflation for food at employee sites and schools was much lower.
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 2020. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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