According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for veterinarian services were 17.50% higher in 2021 versus 2016 (a $3.50 difference in value).
Between 2016 and 2021: Veterinarian services experienced an average inflation rate of 3.28% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, veterinarian services costing $20 in the year 2016 would cost $23.50 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.28% during this same period, inflation for veterinarian services was higher.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by 3.65%, which is above the average yearly change for veterinarian services during the 2016-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), inflation for veterinarian services was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Veterinarian services:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Veterinarian services, 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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