Energy services priced at $20 in 2017 $25.07 in 2022

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Prices for Energy Services, 2017-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for energy services are 25.36% higher in 2022 versus 2017 (a $5.07 difference in value).

Between 2017 and 2022: Energy services experienced an average inflation rate of 4.62% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, energy services costing $20 in the year 2017 would cost $25.07 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.61% during this same period, inflation for energy services was higher.

In the year 2017: Pricing changed by 3.38%, which is below the average yearly change for energy services during the 2017-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), 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 (16.09%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2017

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Energy services, over time, for $20 beginning in 2017. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate

* 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:


Adjust energy services prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2017 * 2017 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Energy services was 202.691 in the year 2017 and 254.085 in 2022:

254.085 / 202.691 * $20 = $25.07

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2017 has the same "purchasing power" as $25.07 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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