According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for photo processing were 6.30% lower in 2020 versus 2015 (a $1.26 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2020: Photo processing experienced an average inflation rate of -1.29% per year. In other words, photo processing costing $20 in the year 2015 would cost $18.74 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.77% during this same period, inflation for photo processing was significantly lower.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by 2.52%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for photo processing during the 2015-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for photo processing was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Photo processing:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Photo processing, 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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