According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for education and communication commodities were 24.33% lower in 2018 versus 2009 (a $4.87 difference in value).
Between 2009 and 2018: Education and communication commodities experienced an average inflation rate of -3.05% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, education and communication commodities costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $15.13 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.76% during this same period, inflation for education and communication commodities was significantly lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Education and communication commodities:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Education and communication commodities, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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