According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for intercity train fare were 3.46% lower in 2019 versus 2017 (a $0.69 difference in value).
Between 2017 and 2019: Intercity train fare experienced an average inflation rate of -1.74% per year. In other words, intercity train fare costing $20 in the year 2017 would cost $19.31 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.13% during this same period, inflation for intercity train fare was significantly lower.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by 3.28%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for intercity train fare during the 2017-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), inflation for intercity train fare was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Intercity train fare:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Intercity train fare, over time, for $20 beginning in 2017. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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