According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for new cars and trucks were 4.35% higher in 2021 versus 2018 (a $869.28 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2021: New cars and trucks experienced an average inflation rate of 1.43% per year. In other words, new cars and trucks costing $20,000 in the year 2018 would cost $20,869.28 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.19% during this same period, inflation for new cars and trucks was lower.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by -0.48%, which is below the average yearly change for new cars and trucks during the 2018-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), 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 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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