According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fresh cakes and cupcakes were 13.63% higher in 2020 versus 2012 (a $2.73 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2020: Fresh cakes and cupcakes experienced an average inflation rate of 1.61% per year. In other words, fresh cakes and cupcakes costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $22.73 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.44% during this same period, inflation for fresh cakes and cupcakes was higher.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 3.94%, which is above the average yearly change for fresh cakes and cupcakes during the 2012-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for fresh cakes and cupcakes was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Fresh cakes and cupcakes:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Fresh cakes and cupcakes, over time, for $20 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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