According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for water and sewer and trash collection services were 36.89% higher in 2021 versus 2012 (a $7.38 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2021: Water and sewer and trash collection services experienced an average inflation rate of 3.55% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, water and sewer and trash collection services costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $27.38 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.66% during this same period, inflation for water and sewer and trash collection services was higher.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 5.41%, which is above the average yearly change for water and sewer and trash collection services during the 2012-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for water and sewer and trash collection services was much 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 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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