According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for intercity train fare were 3.46% lower in 2019 versus 2018 (a $0.69 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2019: Intercity train fare experienced an average inflation rate of -3.46% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, intercity train fare costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $19.31 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.81% during this same period, inflation for intercity train fare was significantly lower.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 0%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for intercity train fare during the 2018-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for intercity train fare was lower.
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 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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