Household energy priced at $20 in 2006 $23.52 in 2021

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Prices for Household Energy, 2006-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for household energy were 17.59% higher in 2021 versus 2006 (a $3.52 difference in value).

Between 2006 and 2021: Household energy experienced an average inflation rate of 1.09% per year. In other words, household energy costing $20 in the year 2006 would cost $23.52 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.87% during this same period, inflation for household energy was lower.

In the year 2006: Pricing changed by 9.60%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for household energy during the 2006-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2006 (3.23%), inflation for household energy was much higher.

Price Inflation for Household energy since 1967

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1974 (25.11%), 1980 (22.03%), and 1981 (16.47%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Household energy:

Year 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
CPI 21.415 21.700 22.131 23.100 24.708 25.715 27.508 34.415 39.369 43.346 48.962 52.977 61.323 74.831 87.154 95.562 100.462 103.962 104.531 99.177 97.285 97.992 100.869 104.462 106.700 108.092 111.208 111.654 111.500 115.223 117.892 113.731 113.485 122.769 135.408 127.238 138.169 144.431 161.554 177.069 181.744 200.808 188.113 189.286 193.648 189.308 193.840 202.192 194.667 191.050 198.308 200.826 200.042 199.488 208.213

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Buying power of $20 since 2006

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Household energy, over time, for $20 beginning in 2006. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2006 $20.00 9.60%
2007 $20.53 2.64%
2008 $22.68 10.49%
2009 $21.25 -6.32%
2010 $21.38 0.62%
2011 $21.87 2.30%
2012 $21.38 -2.24%
2013 $21.89 2.39%
2014 $22.84 4.31%
2015 $21.99 -3.72%
2016 $21.58 -1.86%
2017 $22.40 3.80%
2018 $22.68 1.27%
2019 $22.59 -0.39%
2020 $22.53 -0.28%
2021 $23.52 4.37%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for household energy, 2006-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 2006 * 2006 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Household energy was 177.069 in the year 2006 and 208.213 in 2021:

208.213 / 177.069 * $20 = $23.52

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2006 has the same "purchasing power" as $23.52 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Household energy).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Household energy in 1967. In addition to household 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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