Garbage and trash collection priced at $20 in 2000 $34.48 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Garbage and trash collection

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Prices for Garbage And Trash Collection, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for garbage and trash collection were 72.39% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $14.48 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Garbage and trash collection experienced an average inflation rate of 3.07% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, garbage and trash collection costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $34.48 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for garbage and trash collection was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 2.30%, which is below the average yearly change for garbage and trash collection during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for garbage and trash collection was lower.

Price Inflation for Garbage and trash collection since 1984

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1991 (10.47%), 1990 (9.99%), and 1987 (9.77%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Garbage and trash collection:

Year 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 103.233 109.900 118.683 130.283 142.542 155.617 171.167 189.092 207.283 220.533 231.400 241.225 245.983 250.500 256.717 263.758 269.817 275.542 282.983 291.900 303.292 313.958 330.133 345.566 364.695 376.402 384.369 395.091 404.704 416.183 425.796 432.030 439.427 449.089 465.127

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Garbage and trash collection, over time, for $20 beginning in 2000. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2000 $20.00 2.30%
2001 $20.42 2.12%
2002 $20.98 2.70%
2003 $21.64 3.15%
2004 $22.48 3.90%
2005 $23.27 3.52%
2006 $24.47 5.15%
2007 $25.61 4.67%
2008 $27.03 5.54%
2009 $27.90 3.21%
2010 $28.49 2.12%
2011 $29.29 2.79%
2012 $30.00 2.43%
2013 $30.85 2.84%
2014 $31.56 2.31%
2015 $32.02 1.46%
2016 $32.57 1.71%
2017 $33.29 2.20%
2018 $34.48 3.57%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for garbage and trash collection, 2000-2018

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Garbage and trash collection was 269.817 in the year 2000 and 465.127 in 2018:

465.127 / 269.817 * $20 = $34.48

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $34.48 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Garbage and trash collection).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Garbage and trash collection in 1984. In addition to garbage and trash collection, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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