According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for window and floor coverings and other linens were 28.42% lower in 2021 versus 2008 (a $5.68 difference in value).
Between 2008 and 2021: Window and floor coverings and other linens experienced an average inflation rate of -2.54% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, window and floor coverings and other linens costing $20 in the year 2008 would cost $14.32 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.58% during this same period, inflation for window and floor coverings and other linens was significantly lower.
In the year 2008: Pricing changed by -3.10%, which is below the average yearly change for window and floor coverings and other linens during the 2008-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), inflation for window and floor coverings and other linens was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Window and floor coverings and other linens:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Window and floor coverings and other linens, over time, for $20 beginning in 2008. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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