According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for miscellaneous personal goods were 11.26% lower in 2020 versus 2012 (a $2.25 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2020: Miscellaneous personal goods experienced an average inflation rate of -1.48% per year. In other words, miscellaneous personal goods costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $17.75 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.47% during this same period, inflation for miscellaneous personal goods was lower.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by -0.45%, which is above the average yearly change for miscellaneous personal goods during the 2012-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for miscellaneous personal goods was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Miscellaneous personal goods:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Miscellaneous personal goods, over time, for $20 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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