According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for food from vending machines and mobile vendors were 19.16% higher in 2021 versus 2015 (a $3.83 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2021: Food from vending machines and mobile vendors experienced an average inflation rate of 2.96% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, food from vending machines and mobile vendors costing $20 in the year 2015 would cost $23.83 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.89% during this same period, inflation for food from vending machines and mobile vendors was higher.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by 2.23%, which is below the average yearly change for food from vending machines and mobile vendors during the 2015-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for food from vending machines and mobile vendors was 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 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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