Percentage change in the real price

Table describe the average retail price of milk and the Consumer Price Index during 1980 to 1998. Determine percentage change in the real price (1980 dollars) from 1990 to 1995?

1980                 1985                    1990                1990                   1995

CPI             100                 130.58                 158.62              185.90                 197.82

(Retail price       \$1.05                \$1.13                  \$1.39                \$1.48                 \$1.61

of milk)

Percentage change in real price from 1990 to 1995 = 0.80-0.80/0.88 = -0.09=-9%

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