According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for laundry and dry cleaning services were 17.63% higher in 2021 versus 2015 (a $3.53 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2021: Laundry and dry cleaning services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.74% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, laundry and dry cleaning services costing $20 in the year 2015 would cost $23.53 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.70% during this same period, inflation for laundry and dry cleaning services was higher.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by 2.32%, which is below the average yearly change for laundry and dry cleaning services during the 2015-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), 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 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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