According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for tuition, other school fees, and childcare were 10.44% higher in 2021 versus 2016 (a $2.09 difference in value).
Between 2016 and 2021: Tuition, other school fees, and childcare experienced an average inflation rate of 2.01% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, tuition, other school fees, and childcare costing $20 in the year 2016 would cost $22.09 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.10% during this same period, inflation for tuition, other school fees, and childcare was lower.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by 2.80%, which is above the average yearly change for tuition, other school fees, and childcare during the 2016-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), 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 2016. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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