According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for recreation were 6.46% higher in 2021 versus 2016 (a $0.32 difference in value).
Between 2016 and 2021: Recreation experienced an average inflation rate of 1.26% per year. In other words, recreation costing $5 in the year 2016 would cost $5.32 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.28% during this same period, inflation for recreation was lower.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by 0.90%, which is below the average yearly change for recreation during the 2016-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), inflation for recreation was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Recreation:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Recreation, over time, for $5 beginning in 2016. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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