According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for housing were 2.31% higher in 2021 versus 2020 (a $0.02 difference in value).
Between 2020 and 2021: Housing experienced an average inflation rate of 2.31% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, housing costing $1 in the year 2020 would cost $1.02 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.55% during this same period, inflation for housing was lower.
In the year 2020: Pricing changed by 2.19%, which is below the average yearly change for housing during the 2020-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2020 (1.23%), inflation for housing was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Housing:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Housing, over time, for $1 beginning in 2020. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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