According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for water and sewer and trash collection services were 5.57% higher in 2020 versus 2018 (a $1.11 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2020: Water and sewer and trash collection services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.74% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, water and sewer and trash collection services costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $21.11 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.28% during this same period, 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 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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