According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for watches are 12.32% higher in 2022 versus 2017 (a $2.46 difference in value).
Between 2017 and 2022: Watches experienced an average inflation rate of 2.35% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, watches costing $20 in the year 2017 would cost $22.46 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.54% during this same period, inflation for watches was lower.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by 4.75%, which is above the average yearly change for watches during the 2017-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), inflation for watches was higher.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Watches, over time, for $20 beginning in 2017. 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: