According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for salt and other seasonings and spices were 31.96% higher in 2021 versus 2009 (a $6.39 difference in value).
Between 2009 and 2021: Salt and other seasonings and spices experienced an average inflation rate of 2.34% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, salt and other seasonings and spices costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $26.39 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.75% during this same period, inflation for salt and other seasonings and spices was higher.
In the year 2009: Pricing changed by 2.53%, which is above the average yearly change for salt and other seasonings and spices during the 2009-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), inflation for salt and other seasonings and spices was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Salt and other seasonings and spices:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Salt and other seasonings and spices, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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