According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for laundry equipment were 25.15% higher in 2021 versus 2017 (a $125.75 difference in value).
Between 2017 and 2021: Laundry equipment experienced an average inflation rate of 5.77% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, laundry equipment costing $500 in the year 2017 would cost $625.75 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.89% during this same period, inflation for laundry equipment was significantly higher.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by -3.78%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for laundry equipment during the 2017-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), inflation for laundry equipment was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Laundry equipment:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Laundry equipment, over time, for $500 beginning in 2017. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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