According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for household energy were 0.12% lower in 2020 versus 2017 (a $0.02 difference in value).
Between 2017 and 2020: Household energy experienced an average inflation rate of -0.04% per year. In other words, household energy costing $20 in the year 2017 would cost $19.98 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.73% during this same period, inflation for household energy was lower.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by 3.80%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for household energy during the 2017-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), inflation for household energy was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Household energy:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Household energy, over time, for $20 beginning in 2017. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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