According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for watches were 17.11% higher in 2020 versus 2014 (a $3.42 difference in value).
Between 2014 and 2020: Watches experienced an average inflation rate of 2.67% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, watches costing $20 in the year 2014 would cost $23.42 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.48% during this same period, inflation for watches was higher.
In the year 2014: Pricing changed by 0.52%, which is below the average yearly change for watches during the 2014-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2014 (1.62%), inflation for watches was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Watches:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Watches, over time, for $20 beginning in 2014. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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