Energy services priced at $20 in 2004 $33.53 in 2022

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Prices for Energy Services, 2004-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for energy services are 67.64% higher in 2022 versus 2004 (a $13.53 difference in value).

Between 2004 and 2022: Energy services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.91% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, energy services costing $20 in the year 2004 would cost $33.53 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.44% during this same period, inflation for energy services was higher.

In the year 2004: Pricing changed by 3.86%, which is above the average yearly change for energy services during the 2004-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2004 (2.68%), inflation for energy services was higher.

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 (15.37%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2004

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Energy services, over time, for $20 beginning in 2004. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2004$20.003.86%
2005$22.1110.56%
2006$24.189.36%
2007$24.732.28%
2008$26.858.56%
2009$25.70-4.28%
2010$25.61-0.35%
2011$25.810.78%
2012$25.19-2.42%
2013$25.872.70%
2014$27.004.40%
2015$26.38-2.29%
2016$26.03-1.33%
2017$26.913.38%
2018$27.060.55%
2019$27.02-0.18%
2020$27.150.52%
2021$29.067.02%
2022$33.5315.37%*

* 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:

Year1935193619371938193919401941194219431944194519461947194819491950195119521953195419551956195719581959196019611962196319641965196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI20.40019.98319.62019.62019.60019.44019.26919.18519.07719.01518.86918.32318.26918.70819.20819.20819.30019.53119.93820.18520.69220.93121.13121.89222.43823.33823.51523.51523.50823.52323.48523.57723.66923.87724.32325.38527.14628.51529.90834.49240.13844.71550.49255.03161.00871.42381.85493.192101.454105.354107.115105.715103.831104.631107.538109.331112.600114.785118.500119.231119.177122.062125.062121.238120.854128.031142.408134.408145.031150.623166.523182.108186.262202.212193.563192.886194.386189.679194.810203.374198.708196.059202.691203.815203.454204.508218.863252.497

Adjust energy services prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2004 * 2004 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Energy services was 150.623 in the year 2004 and 252.497 in 2022:

252.497 / 150.623 * $20 = $33.53

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2004 has the same "purchasing power" as $33.53 in 2022 (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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