According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for food away from home were 17.29% higher in 2021 versus 2015 (a $3.46 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2021: Food away from home experienced an average inflation rate of 2.69% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, food away from home costing $20 in the year 2015 would cost $23.46 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.66% during this same period, inflation for food away from home was higher.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by 2.86%, which is above the average yearly change for food away from home during the 2015-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for food away from home was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Food away from home:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Food away from home, 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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