According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for laundry and dry cleaning services are 46.10% higher in 2022 versus 2009 (a $9.22 difference in value).
Between 2009 and 2022: Laundry and dry cleaning services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.96% 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 $29.22 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.35% during this same period, inflation for laundry and dry cleaning services was higher.
In the year 2009: Pricing changed by 2.91%, which is below the average yearly change for laundry and dry cleaning services during the 2009-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), inflation for laundry and dry cleaning services was much higher.
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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* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Laundry and dry cleaning services: