According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for information technology, hardware and services were 9.27% lower in 2021 versus 2015 (a $1.85 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2021: Information technology, hardware and services experienced an average inflation rate of -1.61% per year. In other words, information technology, hardware and services costing $20 in the year 2015 would cost $18.15 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.96% during this same period, inflation for information technology, hardware and services was significantly lower.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by -3.57%, which is below the average yearly change for information technology, hardware and services during the 2015-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), 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 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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