According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices in San Diego, California were 18.42% higher in 2020 versus 2016 (a $0.92 difference in value).
Between 2016 and 2020: San Diego experienced an average inflation rate of 4.32% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, $5 in San Diego in the year 2016 would cost $5.92 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.90% during this same period, inflation in San Diego was higher.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by 4%, which is below the average yearly change in San Diego during the 2016-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), inflation in San Diego was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for San Diego, California:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power in San Diego, 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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