Energy commodities priced at $20 in 1957 $344.73 in 2022

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Prices for Energy Commodities, 1957-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for energy commodities are 1,623.63% higher in 2022 versus 1957 (a $324.73 difference in value).

Between 1957 and 2022: Energy commodities experienced an average inflation rate of 4.48% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, energy commodities costing $20 in the year 1957 would cost $344.73 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.65% during this same period, inflation for energy commodities was higher.

Price Inflation for Energy commodities since 1957

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (38.52%), 1974 (38.51%), and 2022 (38.29%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1957

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Energy commodities, over time, for $20 beginning in 1957. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1957$20.00-
1958$19.70-1.50%
1959$19.931.16%
1960$20.281.75%
1961$20.27-0.04%
1962$20.360.46%
1963$20.460.45%
1964$20.31-0.70%
1965$20.933.05%
1966$21.452.45%
1967$22.173.36%
1968$22.622.06%
1969$23.333.12%
1970$23.711.62%
1971$24.192.04%
1972$24.501.30%
1973$27.0010.18%
1974$37.3938.51%
1975$40.167.39%
1976$42.024.63%
1977$45.117.36%
1978$47.214.66%
1979$63.6434.80%
1980$88.1638.52%
1981$99.6613.04%
1982$95.31-4.36%
1983$91.68-3.81%
1984$90.92-0.83%
1985$90.920.01%
1986$71.51-21.35%
1987$74.253.83%
1988$74.810.75%
1989$81.458.88%
1990$93.7315.08%
1991$91.78-2.08%
1992$91.03-0.82%
1993$90.15-0.96%
1994$90.400.27%
1995$91.541.26%
1996$97.916.97%
1997$97.940.03%
1998$85.30-12.91%
1999$92.658.61%
2000$119.9429.45%
2001$115.97-3.30%
2002$108.50-6.44%
2003$126.6016.68%
2004$149.2917.93%
2005$182.8722.49%
2006$206.5312.94%
2007$223.248.09%
2008$263.3817.98%
2009$190.14-27.81%
2010$224.7418.20%
2011$283.8526.30%
2012$292.703.12%
2013$284.71-2.73%
2014$275.00-3.41%
2015$200.73-27.01%
2016$177.46-11.59%
2017$200.3412.89%
2018$228.0513.84%
2019$219.86-3.59%
2020$184.12-16.26%
2021$249.2735.39%
2022$344.7338.29%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Energy commodities:

Year195719581959196019611962196319641965196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI21.59221.26921.51521.89221.88521.98522.08521.93122.60023.15423.93124.42325.18525.59226.11526.45429.14640.36943.35445.36248.70050.96968.70895.177107.592102.90098.97798.15498.16277.20880.16280.76287.931101.19299.08598.27797.33197.59298.823105.708105.73892.092100.023129.485125.208117.138136.677161.177197.431222.977241.018284.352205.281242.636306.445315.999307.373296.900216.714191.589216.285246.210237.363198.779269.119372.171

Adjust energy commodities prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1957 * 1957 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Energy commodities was 21.592 in the year 1957 and 372.171 in 2022:

372.171 / 21.592 * $20 = $344.73

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1957 has the same "purchasing power" as $344.73 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Energy commodities).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Energy commodities in 1957. In addition to energy commodities, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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