According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for new and used motor vehicles were 6.96% higher in 2021 versus 2015 (a $1,392.15 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2021: New and used vehicles experienced an average inflation rate of 1.13% per year. In other words, new and used vehicles costing $20,000 in the year 2015 would cost $21,392.15 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.96% during this same period, inflation for new and used vehicles was lower.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by -0.03%, which is below the average yearly change for new and used vehicles during the 2015-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for new and used vehicles was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for New and used motor vehicles:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for New and used vehicles, over time, for $20000 beginning in 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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