According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for food from vending machines and mobile vendors were 18.94% higher in 2020 versus 2014 (a $3.79 difference in value).
Between 2014 and 2020: Food from vending machines and mobile vendors experienced an average inflation rate of 2.93% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, food from vending machines and mobile vendors costing $20 in the year 2014 would cost $23.79 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.50% during this same period, inflation for food from vending machines and mobile vendors was higher.
In the year 2014: Pricing changed by -0.17%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for food from vending machines and mobile vendors during the 2014-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2014 (1.62%), inflation for food from vending machines and mobile vendors was lower.
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 2014. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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