According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for tobacco and smoking products were 9.76% higher in 2020 versus 2018 (a $1.95 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2020: Tobacco and smoking products experienced an average inflation rate of 4.77% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, tobacco and smoking products costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $21.95 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.46% during this same period, inflation for tobacco and smoking products was significantly higher.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 3.97%, which is below the average yearly change for tobacco and smoking products during the 2018-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), 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 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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