According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for laundry and dry cleaning services were 31.71% higher in 2021 versus 2009 (a $6.34 difference in value).
Between 2009 and 2021: Laundry and dry cleaning services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.32% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, laundry and dry cleaning services costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $26.34 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.72% during this same period, inflation for laundry and dry cleaning services was higher.
In the year 2009: Pricing changed by 2.91%, which is above the average yearly change for laundry and dry cleaning services during the 2009-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), inflation for laundry and dry cleaning services was much 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 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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