According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment were 37.65% lower in 2018 versus 2008 (a $7.53 difference in value).
Between 2008 and 2018: Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment experienced an average inflation rate of -4.61% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment costing $20 in the year 2008 would cost $12.47 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.55% during this same period, inflation for toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment was significantly lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment, 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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