According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fuels and utilities are 40.73% higher in 2022 versus 2009 (a $8.15 difference in value).
Between 2009 and 2022: Fuels and utilities experienced an average inflation rate of 2.66% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, fuels and utilities costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $28.15 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.39% during this same period, inflation for fuels and utilities was higher.
In the year 2009: Pricing changed by -4.24%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for fuels and utilities during the 2009-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), inflation for fuels and utilities was much lower.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Fuels and utilities, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. 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 Fuels and utilities: