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 coffee increasing in price, but less than all items, when considering the long period since 1997. Its trend over the last six years is downward.
The trend for wireless telephone services (cell phone service) is down, although mostly level the past four years.
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