According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for miscellaneous personal goods were 9.82% lower in 2020 versus 2014 (a $1.96 difference in value).
Between 2014 and 2020: Miscellaneous personal goods experienced an average inflation rate of -1.71% per year. In other words, miscellaneous personal goods costing $20 in the year 2014 would cost $18.04 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.46% during this same period, inflation for miscellaneous personal goods was significantly lower.
In the year 2014: Pricing changed by -0.63%, which is above the average yearly change for miscellaneous personal goods during the 2014-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2014 (1.62%), 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 2014. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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