According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for laundry and dry cleaning services were 32.96% higher in 2020 versus 2008 (a $6.59 difference in value).
Between 2008 and 2020: Laundry and dry cleaning services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.40% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, laundry and dry cleaning services costing $20 in the year 2008 would cost $26.59 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.51% during this same period, inflation for laundry and dry cleaning services was higher.
In the year 2008: Pricing changed by 4.41%, which is above the average yearly change for laundry and dry cleaning services during the 2008-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), inflation for laundry and dry cleaning services was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Laundry and dry cleaning services:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Laundry and dry cleaning services, over time, for $20 beginning in 2008. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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