According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for food from vending machines and mobile vendors were 33.91% higher in 2021 versus 2009 (a $6.78 difference in value).
Between 2009 and 2021: Food from vending machines and mobile vendors experienced an average inflation rate of 2.46% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, food from vending machines and mobile vendors costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $26.78 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.67% during this same period, inflation for food from vending machines and mobile vendors was higher.
In the year 2009: Pricing changed by 4.54%, which is above the average yearly change for food from vending machines and mobile vendors during the 2009-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), inflation for food from vending machines and mobile vendors was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Food from vending machines and mobile vendors:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Food from vending machines and mobile vendors, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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