According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for miscellaneous personal services were 9.26% higher in 2021 versus 2017 (a $1.85 difference in value).
Between 2017 and 2021: Miscellaneous personal services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.24% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, miscellaneous personal services costing $20 in the year 2017 would cost $21.85 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.40% during this same period, inflation for miscellaneous personal services was lower.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by 2.95%, which is above the average yearly change for miscellaneous personal services during the 2017-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), inflation for miscellaneous personal services was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Miscellaneous personal services:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Miscellaneous personal services, over time, for $20 beginning in 2017. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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