According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for new cars and trucks were 2.55% higher in 2021 versus 2013 (a $510.84 difference in value).
Between 2013 and 2021: New cars and trucks experienced an average inflation rate of 0.32% per year. In other words, new cars and trucks costing $20,000 in the year 2013 would cost $20,510.84 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.58% during this same period, inflation for new cars and trucks was lower.
In the year 2013: Pricing changed by 1.08%, which is above the average yearly change for new cars and trucks during the 2013-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2013 (1.46%), inflation for new cars and trucks was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for New cars and trucks:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for New cars and trucks, over time, for $20000 beginning in 2013. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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