According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for newspapers and magazines were 15.40% higher in 2020 versus 2017 (a $1.23 difference in value).
Between 2017 and 2020: Newspapers and magazines experienced an average inflation rate of 4.89% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, newspapers and magazines costing $8 in the year 2017 would cost $9.23 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.73% during this same period, inflation for newspapers and magazines was significantly higher.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by 2.84%, which is below the average yearly change for newspapers and magazines during the 2017-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), inflation for newspapers and magazines was 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 2017. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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