According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for recreational books were 2.95% lower in 2020 versus 2015 (a $0.59 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2020: Recreational books experienced an average inflation rate of -0.60% per year. In other words, recreational books costing $20 in the year 2015 would cost $19.41 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.71% during this same period, inflation for recreational books was lower.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by 0.50%, which is above the average yearly change for recreational books during the 2015-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for recreational books was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Recreational books:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Recreational books, 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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