According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for water and sewer and trash collection services were 13.44% higher in 2021 versus 2017 (a $2.69 difference in value).
Between 2017 and 2021: Water and sewer and trash collection services experienced an average inflation rate of 3.20% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, water and sewer and trash collection services costing $20 in the year 2017 would cost $22.69 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.26% during this same period, inflation for water and sewer and trash collection services was higher.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by 3.36%, which is above the average yearly change for water and sewer and trash collection services during the 2017-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), 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 2017. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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