According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for miscellaneous personal goods were 4.21% lower in 2020 versus 2016 (a $0.84 difference in value).
Between 2016 and 2020: Miscellaneous personal goods experienced an average inflation rate of -1.07% per year. In other words, miscellaneous personal goods costing $20 in the year 2016 would cost $19.16 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.85% during this same period, inflation for miscellaneous personal goods was lower.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by -3.05%, which is below the average yearly change for miscellaneous personal goods during the 2016-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), 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 2016. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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