According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fresh cakes and cupcakes were 5.69% higher in 2020 versus 2016 (a $1.14 difference in value).
Between 2016 and 2020: Fresh cakes and cupcakes experienced an average inflation rate of 1.39% per year. In other words, fresh cakes and cupcakes costing $20 in the year 2016 would cost $21.14 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.78% during this same period, inflation for fresh cakes and cupcakes was lower.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by 2.27%, which is above the average yearly change for fresh cakes and cupcakes during the 2016-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), 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 2016. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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