According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for recorded music and music subscriptions are 3.79% lower in 2022 versus 2019 (a $0.76 difference in value).
Between 2019 and 2022: Recorded music and music subscriptions experienced an average inflation rate of -1.28% per year. In other words, recorded music and music subscriptions costing $20 in the year 2019 would cost $19.24 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 4.09% during this same period, inflation for recorded music and music subscriptions was significantly lower.
In the year 2019: Pricing changed by -4.05%, which is below the average yearly change for recorded music and music subscriptions during the 2019-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2019 (1.81%), inflation for recorded music and music subscriptions was much lower.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Recorded music and music subscriptions, over time, for $20 beginning in 2019. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Recorded music and music subscriptions: