According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel were 1.75% lower in 2021 versus 2018 (a $0.35 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2021: Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel experienced an average inflation rate of -0.59% per year. In other words, nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $19.65 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.57% during this same period, inflation for nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel was lower.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 5.82%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel during the 2018-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel was much higher.
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 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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