According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for information technology, hardware and services were 21.97% lower in 2020 versus 2010 (a $4.39 difference in value).
Between 2010 and 2020: Information technology, hardware and services experienced an average inflation rate of -2.45% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, information technology, hardware and services costing $20 in the year 2010 would cost $15.61 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.70% during this same period, inflation for information technology, hardware and services was significantly lower.
In the year 2010: Pricing changed by -2.67%, which is below the average yearly change for information technology, hardware and services during the 2010-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2010 (1.64%), inflation for information technology, hardware and services was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Information technology, hardware and services:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Information technology, hardware and services, over time, for $20 beginning in 2010. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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