According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for tuition, other school fees, and childcare were 25.85% higher in 2021 versus 2012 (a $5.17 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2021: Tuition, other school fees, and childcare experienced an average inflation rate of 2.59% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, tuition, other school fees, and childcare costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $25.17 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.53% during this same period, inflation for tuition, other school fees, and childcare was higher.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 3.98%, which is above the average yearly change for tuition, other school fees, and childcare during the 2012-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for tuition, other school fees, and childcare was 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 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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