Energy services priced at $20 in 2020 $25.51 in 2023

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Prices for Energy Services, 2020-2023 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for energy services are 27.56% higher in 2023 versus 2020 (a $5.51 difference in value).

Between 2020 and 2023: Energy services experienced an average inflation rate of 8.45% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, energy services costing $20 in the year 2020 would cost $25.51 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 5.44% during this same period, inflation for energy services was significantly higher.

In the year 2020: Pricing changed by 0.52%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for energy services during the 2020-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2020 (1.23%), 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 2020

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Energy services, over time, for $20 beginning in 2020. 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 2023 / CPI in 2020 * 2020 USD value = 2023 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Energy services was 204.508 in the year 2020 and 260.876 in 2023:

260.876 / 204.508 * $20 = $25.51

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2020 has the same "purchasing power" as $25.51 in 2023 (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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