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WoWflation Anniversary – 114% – How hard has your stash been hit?

I am pleased to serve up year-over-year inflation data!

Specifically, we can look at the Vanilla/BC/Wrath index and compare it to one year ago, to see precisely how much and what kind of inflation there has been since the late days of Wrath.
(The composite index including Cata only started early this year)

Without further ado, here are the numbers! …


Monthly, prices are down 9%, with drops in Vanilla/BC/Wrath, and an uptick in Cata prices.

On an annual basis, as objectively as I can offer, we’ve had 114% inflation since last October.

Fun data points:

Inflation per expansion and item category:

Vanilla: +36%

BC: +76%

Wrath: +230%

By item category (note: only 3 different types for each group, grain of salt here…):

Cloth: +233%

Ore: -4%

Herbs: +43%

Leather: +81%

Unfun point: If you were gold capped a year ago, you’d need 460K just to have the same purchasing power you had then.

Seriously unfun point: If you had 1 million gold a year ago and have less than 2.14 million today, you are falling behind, my friend.  Giddyup!

Cheers!

3 Comments

  1. “Seriously unfun point: If you had 1 million gold a year ago and have less than 2.14 million today, you are falling behind, my friend. Giddyup!”
    Damn, I’m out -.-

    I am still way over a million, 5+ guilds full of stuff, 2 accounts. I am hovering over the same amount of liquid gold for weeks now since I am paying ridiculous money on boe gear for alts or useless vanity stuff. Nonetheless, I am still at the same amount of gold and have even more “crap” on my bank chars and their guilds. In fact, it has become so easy to just afford an expensive lifestyle that you do not need deeper knowledge of WoW economy.
    Last time I checked mySales data it said I earned about 2.1 million since January 1st.
    I lost my drive to accumulate more when I reached 1 mio but even with half-arsed efforts and massive spending I still can’t seem to get under 1 mio. Might sound arrogant, but I am pretty sure I am not the only one that thinks this way.

    regards,
    Jinx

  2. “Nonetheless, I am still at the same amount of gold and have even more “crap” on my bank chars and their guilds. In fact, it has become so easy to just afford an expensive lifestyle that you do not need deeper knowledge of WoW economy.”

    I wouldn’t say I have an expensive lifestyle, but it did feel good this morning to get Master Riding on a whim, then check my gold total and realize it was the same amount I had started the day with. Taking cash from my mailboxes had paid for what used to be an exorbitant sum. Nice that with perks riding is down to 4k.

    I haven’t truly tested my ability to spend as you have, but wouldn’t be surprised if I turned out to have the same experience.

    It’s hard to unlearn how to make gold.

  3. No where near having a lot of gold, but I hit 150K about a month ago (took about 8 months from when I had about 5K to my name, and long they way spending at least 50K on vanity things mounts, pets etc) at the same time getting bored. (I lose interest in things quickly). So I stopped making gold, and started enjoying my little fortune. It is nice to have your own army of maxed toons who can make virtually anything I want from stock.

    However over the weekend I decide to make a bit more, bam there was 5K in my mailbox for about 90mins work.

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