According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for energy are 48.70% higher in 2022 versus 2015 (a $9.74 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2022: Energy experienced an average inflation rate of 5.83% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, energy costing $20 in the year 2015 would cost $29.74 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.94% during this same period, inflation for energy was higher.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by -16.70%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for energy during the 2015-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for energy was much lower.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Energy, over time, for $20 beginning in 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
|Year||USD Value||Inflation 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: