According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for video and audio were 8.15% higher in 2018 versus 1996.
Between 1996 and 2018: Video and audio experienced an average inflation rate of 0.36% per year. In other words, video and audio costing $20 in the year 1996 would cost $21.63 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.13% during this same period, inflation for video and audio was lower.
In the year 1996: Pricing changed by 1.64%, above the average yearly change for video and audio during the 1996-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1996 (2.93%), price inflation for video and audio was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Video and audio: