According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for public transportation were 14.89% lower in 2020 versus 2015 (a $0.74 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2020: Public transport experienced an average inflation rate of -3.17% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, public transport costing $5 in the year 2015 would cost $4.26 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.71% during this same period, inflation for public transport was significantly lower.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by -2.74%, which is above the average yearly change for public transport during the 2015-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for public transport was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Public transportation:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Public transport, over time, for $5 beginning in 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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