According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for information technology, hardware and services were 16.12% lower in 2020 versus 2012 (a $3.22 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2020: Information technology, hardware and services experienced an average inflation rate of -2.17% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, information technology, hardware and services costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $16.78 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.49% during this same period, inflation for information technology, hardware and services was significantly lower.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by -3.23%, which is below the average yearly change for information technology, hardware and services during the 2012-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), 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 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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