Comparing Prices: 2011 vs 2010

Inflation is sure to be part of the discussion at the press conference with Chairman Bernanke today, which gives us yet another excuse to look at some chart porn.

Have a gander at the first graphic — its from the NYT, whose graphic department is usually pretty awesome:

The original

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Source: Behind the Rising Cost of Food (NYT)


But even awesome can be improved upon; The above chart was the inspiration for an improved version from Flowing Data:

New & Improved

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Source: How much more we pay for stuff now than we did last year (Flowing Data)


I’d have to give the nod to Nate for his version — I think it is more informative, easier to read, and an improvement on what the NYTimes did.

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