According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for information technology, hardware and services were 2.76% lower in 2021 versus 2018 (a $0.55 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2021: Information technology, hardware and services experienced an average inflation rate of -0.93% per year. In other words, information technology, hardware and services costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $19.45 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.57% during this same period, inflation for information technology, hardware and services was lower.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by -1.99%, which is below the average yearly change for information technology, hardware and services during the 2018-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), 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 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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