According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for energy services were 0.52% lower in 2020 versus 2018 (a $0.10 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2020: Energy services experienced an average inflation rate of -0.26% per year. In other words, energy services costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $19.90 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.37% during this same period, inflation for energy services was lower.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 0.55%, which is above the average yearly change for energy services during the 2018-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for energy services was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Energy services:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Energy services, over time, for $20 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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