According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for owners' equivalent rent of primary residence were 12.79% higher in 2020 versus 2016 (a $2.56 difference in value).
Between 2016 and 2020: Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence experienced an average inflation rate of 3.05% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, owners' equivalent rent of primary residence costing $20 in the year 2016 would cost $22.56 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.78% during this same period, inflation for owners' equivalent rent of primary residence was higher.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by 3.30%, which is above the average yearly change for owners' equivalent rent of primary residence during the 2016-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), inflation for owners' equivalent rent of primary residence was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence, over time, for $20 beginning in 2016. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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