According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fuel oil and other fuels were 144.43% higher in 2020 versus 2008 (a $28.89 difference in value).
Between 2008 and 2020: Fuel oil and other fuels experienced an average inflation rate of 7.73% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, fuel oil and other fuels costing $20 in the year 2008 would cost $48.89 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.52% during this same period, inflation for fuel oil and other fuels was significantly higher.
In the year 2008: Pricing changed by 0%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for fuel oil and other fuels during the 2008-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), inflation for fuel oil and other fuels was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Fuel oil and other fuels:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Fuel oil and other fuels, over time, for $20 beginning in 2008. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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