According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for telephone services were 7.18% lower in 2021 versus 2013 (a $3.59 difference in value).
Between 2013 and 2021: Phone service experienced an average inflation rate of -0.93% per year. In other words, phone service costing $50 in the year 2013 would cost $46.41 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.77% during this same period, inflation for phone service was lower.
In the year 2013: Pricing changed by -0.12%, which is above the average yearly change for phone service during the 2013-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2013 (1.46%), inflation for phone service was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Telephone services:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Phone service, over time, for $50 beginning in 2013. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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