While the price level as measured by the Consumer Price Index generally increases when considering all items, individual items may take different paths. Here, we see some items with relatively steady or declining prices, when considering the long period since 1997. The items shown in this chart are:
* All items
* Men’s apparel
* Music instruments and accessories
* New vehicles
* Nonprescription drugs
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