According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for food at home were 3.82% higher in 2020 versus 2018 (a $0.76 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2020: Food at home experienced an average inflation rate of 1.89% per year. In other words, food at home costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $20.76 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.46% during this same period, inflation for food at home was higher.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 0.45%, which is below the average yearly change for food at home during the 2018-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for food at home was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Food at home:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Food at home, 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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