Garbage and trash collection priced at $20 in 1983 $98.54 in 2020

Garbage And Trash Collection Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Garbage And Trash Collection, 1983-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for garbage and trash collection were 392.72% higher in 2020 versus 1983 (a $78.54 difference in value).

Between 1983 and 2020: Garbage and trash collection experienced an average inflation rate of 4.40% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, garbage and trash collection costing $20 in the year 1983 would cost $98.54 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.61% during this same period, inflation for garbage and trash collection was higher.

Price Inflation for Garbage and trash collection since 1983

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1991 (10.50%), 1990 (10.01%), and 1987 (9.77%).

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

Year 1983 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 2019 2020
CPI 100.000 103.238 109.908 118.677 130.269 142.538 155.608 171.185 189.154 207.285 220.531 231.400 241.223 245.985 250.500 256.715 263.762 269.815 275.538 282.985 291.900 303.292 313.962 330.131 345.566 364.695 376.402 384.369 395.091 404.704 416.183 425.796 432.030 439.427 449.089 466.861 481.902 492.716

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Buying power of $20 since 1983

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Garbage and trash collection, over time, for $20 beginning in 1983. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1983 $20.00 -
1984 $20.65 3.24%
1985 $21.98 6.46%
1986 $23.74 7.98%
1987 $26.05 9.77%
1988 $28.51 9.42%
1989 $31.12 9.17%
1990 $34.24 10.01%
1991 $37.83 10.50%
1992 $41.46 9.59%
1993 $44.11 6.39%
1994 $46.28 4.93%
1995 $48.24 4.25%
1996 $49.20 1.97%
1997 $50.10 1.84%
1998 $51.34 2.48%
1999 $52.75 2.74%
2000 $53.96 2.30%
2001 $55.11 2.12%
2002 $56.60 2.70%
2003 $58.38 3.15%
2004 $60.66 3.90%
2005 $62.79 3.52%
2006 $66.03 5.15%
2007 $69.11 4.68%
2008 $72.94 5.54%
2009 $75.28 3.21%
2010 $76.87 2.12%
2011 $79.02 2.79%
2012 $80.94 2.43%
2013 $83.24 2.84%
2014 $85.16 2.31%
2015 $86.41 1.46%
2016 $87.89 1.71%
2017 $89.82 2.20%
2018 $93.37 3.96%
2019 $96.38 3.22%
2020 $98.54 2.24%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for garbage and trash collection, 1983-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1983 * 1983 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Garbage and trash collection was 100.000 in the year 1983 and 492.716 in 2020:

492.716 / 100.000 * $20 = $98.54

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1983 has the same "purchasing power" as $98.54 in 2020 (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 1983. 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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