Energy priced at $20 in 2022 $18.82 in 2024

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Prices for Energy, 2022-2024 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for energy are 5.91% lower in 2024 versus 2022 (a $1.18 difference in value).

Between 2022 and 2024: Energy experienced an average inflation rate of -3% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, energy costing $20 in the year 2022 would cost $18.82 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.11% during this same period, inflation for energy was significantly lower.

In the year 2022: Pricing changed by 25.15%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for energy during the 2022-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2022 (8%), inflation for energy was much higher.

Price Inflation for Energy since 1957

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (30.87%), 1974 (29.23%), and 2022 (25.15%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2022

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Energy, over time, for $20 beginning in 2022. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2022$20.0025.15%
2023$19.00-5.02%
2024$18.82-0.94%*

* 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:

Year19571958195919601961196219631964196519661967196819691970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI21.47721.53121.90022.43122.49222.58522.62322.53122.94623.30023.83824.19224.81525.50026.50827.23829.44638.05442.09245.10849.39252.53165.73886.03197.71599.15499.923100.923101.63188.23188.58589.25494.315102.092102.454103.000104.154104.623105.238110.131111.515102.877106.615124.608129.292121.677136.492151.392177.054196.862207.723236.666193.126211.449243.909246.080244.409243.583202.895189.535204.540219.941215.294196.949238.325298.266283.286280.628

Adjust energy prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 2022 * 2022 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Energy was 298.266 in the year 2022 and 280.628 in 2024:

280.628 / 298.266 * $20 = $18.82

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2022 has the same "purchasing power" as $18.82 in 2024 (in the CPI category of Energy).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Energy in 1957. In addition to energy, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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