According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fresh whole chicken were 13.73% higher in 2020 versus 2012 (a $2.75 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2020: Fresh whole chicken experienced an average inflation rate of 1.62% per year. In other words, fresh whole chicken costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $22.75 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.48% during this same period, inflation for fresh whole chicken was higher.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 4.75%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for fresh whole chicken during the 2012-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for fresh whole chicken was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Fresh whole chicken:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Fresh whole chicken, 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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