According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for lodging away from home were 11.54% lower in 2021 versus 2018 (a $11.54 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2021: Travel lodging experienced an average inflation rate of -4% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, travel lodging costing $100 in the year 2018 would cost $88.46 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.57% during this same period, inflation for travel lodging was significantly lower.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 0.97%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for travel lodging during the 2018-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for travel lodging was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Lodging away from home:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Travel lodging, over time, for $100 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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