According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for postage and delivery services were 24.96% higher in 2021 versus 2013 (a $4.99 difference in value).
Between 2013 and 2021: Postage and delivery services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.82% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, postage and delivery services costing $20 in the year 2013 would cost $24.99 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.80% during this same period, inflation for postage and delivery services was higher.
In the year 2013: Pricing changed by 6.06%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for postage and delivery services during the 2013-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2013 (1.46%), inflation for postage and delivery services was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Postage and delivery services:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Postage and delivery services, over time, for $20 beginning in 2013. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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