According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fresh cakes and cupcakes were 9.77% higher in 2021 versus 2015 (a $1.95 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2021: Fresh cakes and cupcakes experienced an average inflation rate of 1.57% per year. In other words, fresh cakes and cupcakes costing $20 in the year 2015 would cost $21.95 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.07% during this same period, inflation for fresh cakes and cupcakes was lower.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by 2.90%, which is above the average yearly change for fresh cakes and cupcakes during the 2015-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), 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 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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