According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for miscellaneous personal goods were 7.13% lower in 2020 versus 2015 (a $1.43 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2020: Miscellaneous personal goods experienced an average inflation rate of -1.47% per year. In other words, miscellaneous personal goods costing $20 in the year 2015 would cost $18.57 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.73% during this same period, inflation for miscellaneous personal goods was significantly lower.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by -2.89%, which is below the average yearly change for miscellaneous personal goods during the 2015-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for miscellaneous personal goods was much 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 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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