According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for education and communication commodities were 23.73% lower in 2018 versus 2010 (a $4.75 difference in value).
Between 2010 and 2018: Education and communication commodities experienced an average inflation rate of -3.33% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, education and communication commodities costing $20 in the year 2010 would cost $15.25 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.78% 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 2010. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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