According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for newspapers and magazines were 37.41% higher in 2020 versus 2012 (a $2.99 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2020: Newspapers and magazines experienced an average inflation rate of 4.05% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, newspapers and magazines costing $8 in the year 2012 would cost $10.99 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.47% during this same period, inflation for newspapers and magazines was higher.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 5.19%, which is above the average yearly change for newspapers and magazines during the 2012-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for newspapers and magazines was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Newspapers and magazines:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Newspapers and magazines, over time, for $8 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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