Energy services priced at $20 in 1991 $47.38 in 2024

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Prices for Energy Services, 1991-2024 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for energy services are 136.91% higher in 2024 versus 1991 (a $27.38 difference in value).

Between 1991 and 2024: Energy services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.65% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, energy services costing $20 in the year 1991 would cost $47.38 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.54% during this same period, inflation for energy services was higher.

In the year 1991: Pricing changed by 2.99%, which is above the average yearly change for energy services during the 1991-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1991 (4.23%), inflation for energy services was lower.

Price Inflation for Energy services since 1935

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (17.07%), 1975 (16.37%), and 2022 (16.09%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1991

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Energy services, over time, for $20 beginning in 1991. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1991$20.002.99%
1992$20.391.94%
1993$21.053.24%
1994$21.180.62%
1995$21.17-0.05%
1996$21.682.42%
1997$22.212.46%
1998$21.53-3.06%
1999$21.47-0.32%
2000$22.745.94%
2001$25.2911.23%
2002$23.87-5.62%
2003$25.767.90%
2004$26.753.86%
2005$29.5810.56%
2006$32.359.36%
2007$33.082.28%
2008$35.928.56%
2009$34.38-4.28%
2010$34.26-0.35%
2011$34.530.78%
2012$33.69-2.42%
2013$34.602.70%
2014$36.124.40%
2015$35.29-2.29%
2016$34.82-1.33%
2017$36.003.38%
2018$36.200.55%
2019$36.14-0.18%
2020$36.320.52%
2021$38.877.02%
2022$45.1316.09%
2023$46.282.55%
2024$47.382.38%*

* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.


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

Year193519361937193819391940194119421943194419451946194719481949195019511952195319541955195619571958195919601961196219631964196519661967196819691970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI20.40019.98319.62019.62019.60019.44019.26919.18519.07719.01518.86918.32318.26918.70819.20819.20819.30019.53119.93820.18520.69220.93121.13121.89222.43823.33823.51523.51523.50823.52323.48523.57723.66923.87724.32325.38527.14628.51529.90834.49240.13844.71550.49255.03161.00871.42381.85493.192101.454105.354107.115105.715103.831104.631107.538109.331112.600114.785118.500119.231119.177122.062125.062121.238120.854128.031142.408134.408145.031150.623166.523182.108186.262202.212193.563192.886194.386189.679194.810203.374198.708196.059202.691203.815203.454204.508218.863254.085260.571266.762

Adjust energy services prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 1991 * 1991 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Energy services was 112.600 in the year 1991 and 266.762 in 2024:

266.762 / 112.600 * $20 = $47.38

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1991 has the same "purchasing power" as $47.38 in 2024 (in the CPI category of Energy services).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Energy services in 1935. In addition to energy services, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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