According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel were 4.86% higher in 2021 versus 2015 (a $0.97 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2021: Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel experienced an average inflation rate of 0.79% per year. In other words, nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel costing $20 in the year 2015 would cost $20.97 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.76% during this same period, inflation for nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel was lower.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by -12.38%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel during the 2015-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel, over time, for $20 beginning in 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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