According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for water and sewer and trash collection services were 69.85% higher in 2021 versus 2008 (a $13.97 difference in value).
Between 2008 and 2021: Water and sewer and trash collection services experienced an average inflation rate of 4.16% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, water and sewer and trash collection services costing $20 in the year 2008 would cost $33.97 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.56% during this same period, inflation for water and sewer and trash collection services was higher.
In the year 2008: Pricing changed by 5.86%, which is above the average yearly change for water and sewer and trash collection services during the 2008-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), inflation for water and sewer and trash collection services was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Water and sewer and trash collection services:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Water and sewer and trash collection services, 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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