According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for wireless telephone services are 0.72% higher in 2023 versus 2021 (a $0.36 difference in value).
Between 2021 and 2023: Cell service experienced an average inflation rate of 0.36% per year. In other words, cell service costing $50 in the year 2021 would cost $50.36 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 5.45% during this same period, inflation for cell service was significantly lower.
In the year 2021: Pricing changed by 1.75%, which is above the average yearly change for cell service during the 2021-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2021 (4.70%), inflation for cell service was lower.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Cell service, over time, for $50 beginning in 2021. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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* 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 Wireless telephone services: