Water and sewer and trash collection services priced at $20 in 2020 $21.47 in 2022

Water And Sewer And Trash Collection Services Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Water And Sewer And Trash Collection Services, 2020-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for water and sewer and trash collection services are 7.37% higher in 2022 versus 2020 (a $1.47 difference in value).

Between 2020 and 2022: Water and sewer and trash collection services experienced an average inflation rate of 3.62% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, water and sewer and trash collection services costing $20 in the year 2020 would cost $21.47 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 5.91% during this same period, inflation for water and sewer and trash collection services was lower.

In the year 2020: Pricing changed by 3.19%, which is below the average yearly change for water and sewer and trash collection services during the 2020-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2020 (1.23%), inflation for water and sewer and trash collection services was 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 (6.04%), 2009 (5.93%), and 2008 (5.85%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2020

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Water and sewer and trash collection services, over time, for $20 beginning in 2020. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2020$20.003.19%
2021$20.713.57%
2022$21.473.67%*

* 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
CPI100.000101.638103.977106.538109.554113.038117.162123.977130.338136.785143.706152.117161.145170.885179.576189.296197.646204.895213.966221.659229.106237.134244.657252.459261.475271.067

Adjust water and sewer and trash collection services prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2020 * 2020 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Water and sewer and trash collection services was 252.459 in the year 2020 and 271.067 in 2022:

271.067 / 252.459 * $20 = $21.47

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2020 has the same "purchasing power" as $21.47 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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