According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for utilities and public transportation are 13.71% higher in 2022 versus 2014 (a $2.74 difference in value).
Between 2014 and 2022: Utilities and public transportation experienced an average inflation rate of 1.62% per year. In other words, utilities and public transportation costing $20 in the year 2014 would cost $22.74 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.58% during this same period, inflation for utilities and public transportation was lower.
In the year 2014: Pricing changed by 2.18%, which is above the average yearly change for utilities and public transportation during the 2014-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2014 (1.62%), inflation for utilities and public transportation was higher.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Utilities and public transportation, over time, for $20 beginning in 2014. 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 Utilities and public transportation: