According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for tobacco and smoking products were 36.23% higher in 2020 versus 2012 (a $7.25 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2020: Tobacco and smoking products experienced an average inflation rate of 3.94% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, tobacco and smoking products costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $27.25 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.47% during this same period, inflation for tobacco and smoking products was higher.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 2.23%, which is below the average yearly change for tobacco and smoking products during the 2012-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for tobacco and smoking products was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Tobacco and smoking products:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Tobacco and smoking products, over time, for $20 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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