According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for housing are 17.92% higher in 2021 versus 2015 (a $0.90 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2021: Housing experienced an average inflation rate of 2.79% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, housing costing $5 in the year 2015 would cost $5.90 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.26% during this same period, inflation for housing was higher.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by 2.08%, which is below the average yearly change for housing during the 2015-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for housing was higher.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Housing, over time, for $5 beginning in 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Housing: