According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for information and information processing were 11.73% lower in 2020 versus 2012 (a $2.35 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2020: Information and information processing experienced an average inflation rate of -1.55% per year. In other words, information and information processing costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $17.65 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.49% during this same period, inflation for information and information processing was significantly lower.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by -0.52%, which is above the average yearly change for information and information processing during the 2012-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for information and information processing was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Information and information processing:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Information and information processing, 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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