According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for water and sewer and trash collection services are 27.94% higher in 2023 versus 2016 (a $5.59 difference in value).
Between 2016 and 2023: Water and sewer and trash collection services experienced an average inflation rate of 3.58% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, water and sewer and trash collection services costing $20 in the year 2016 would cost $25.59 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.30% during this same period, inflation for water and sewer and trash collection services was higher.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by 3.60%, which is above the average yearly change for water and sewer and trash collection services during the 2016-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), inflation for water and sewer and trash collection services was higher.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Water and sewer and trash collection services, over time, for $20 beginning in 2016. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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* 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: