According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for telephone services were 6.81% lower in 2021 versus 2014 (a $3.41 difference in value).
Between 2014 and 2021: Phone service experienced an average inflation rate of -1% per year. In other words, phone service costing $50 in the year 2014 would cost $46.59 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.48% during this same period, inflation for phone service was lower.
In the year 2014: Pricing changed by -0.42%, which is above the average yearly change for phone service during the 2014-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2014 (1.62%), 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 2014. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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