According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for watches were 20.88% higher in 2021 versus 2015 (a $4.18 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2021: Watches experienced an average inflation rate of 3.21% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, watches costing $20 in the year 2015 would cost $24.18 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.82% during this same period, inflation for watches was higher.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by 0.81%, which is below the average yearly change for watches during the 2015-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for watches was higher.
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 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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