According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for watches are 29.02% higher in 2022 versus 2012 (a $5.80 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2022: Watches experienced an average inflation rate of 2.58% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, watches costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $25.80 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.37% during this same period, inflation for watches was higher.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 1.41%, which is below the average yearly change for watches during the 2012-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for watches was lower.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Watches, over time, for $20 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
|Year||USD Value||Inflation Rate|
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Watches: