Water and sewer and trash collection services priced at $20 in 2009 $33.64 in 2022

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Prices for Water And Sewer And Trash Collection Services, 2009-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for water and sewer and trash collection services are 68.20% higher in 2022 versus 2009 (a $13.64 difference in value).

Between 2009 and 2022: Water and sewer and trash collection services experienced an average inflation rate of 4.08% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, water and sewer and trash collection services costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $33.64 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.35% during this same period, inflation for water and sewer and trash collection services was higher.

In the year 2009: Pricing changed by 5.94%, which is above the average yearly change for water and sewer and trash collection services during the 2009-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), inflation for water and sewer and trash collection services was much higher.

Price Inflation for Water and sewer and trash collection services since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2010 (6.05%), 2009 (5.94%), and 2008 (5.86%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2009

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Water and sewer and trash collection services, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2009$20.005.94%
2010$21.216.05%
2011$22.295.08%
2012$23.495.41%
2013$24.534.41%
2014$25.433.67%
2015$26.564.43%
2016$27.513.59%
2017$28.433.36%
2018$29.433.50%
2019$30.363.17%
2020$31.333.19%
2021$32.453.57%
2022$33.643.67%*

* 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 Water and sewer and trash collection services:

Year19971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.100101.650103.992106.525109.542113.042117.183123.983130.333136.783143.696152.115161.148170.898179.584189.295197.646204.900213.972221.661229.103237.128244.647252.450261.469271.059

Adjust water and sewer and trash collection services prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2009 * 2009 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Water and sewer and trash collection services was 161.148 in the year 2009 and 271.059 in 2022:

271.059 / 161.148 * $20 = $33.64

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2009 has the same "purchasing power" as $33.64 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Water and sewer and trash collection services).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Water and sewer and trash collection services in 1997. In addition to water and sewer and trash collection services, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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