According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for tuition, other school fees, and childcare were 42.45% higher in 2021 versus 2009 (a $8.49 difference in value).
Between 2009 and 2021: Tuition, other school fees, and childcare experienced an average inflation rate of 2.99% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, tuition, other school fees, and childcare costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $28.49 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.82% during this same period, inflation for tuition, other school fees, and childcare was higher.
In the year 2009: Pricing changed by 5.15%, which is above the average yearly change for tuition, other school fees, and childcare during the 2009-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), inflation for tuition, other school fees, and childcare was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Tuition, other school fees, and childcare:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Tuition, other school fees, and childcare, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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