According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for tuition, other school fees, and childcare were 5.52% higher in 2021 versus 2018 (a $1.10 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2021: Tuition, other school fees, and childcare experienced an average inflation rate of 1.81% per year. In other words, tuition, other school fees, and childcare costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $21.10 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.46% during this same period, inflation for tuition, other school fees, and childcare was higher.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 2.29%, which is above the average yearly change for tuition, other school fees, and childcare during the 2018-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for tuition, other school fees, and childcare was lower.
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 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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