Garbage and trash collection priced at $20 in 1983 $108.59 in 2022

Garbage And Trash Collection Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Garbage And Trash Collection, 1983-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for garbage and trash collection are 442.96% higher in 2022 versus 1983 (a $88.59 difference in value).

Between 1983 and 2022: Garbage and trash collection experienced an average inflation rate of 4.43% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, garbage and trash collection costing $20 in the year 1983 would cost $108.59 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.78% 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%).

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Buying power of $20.00 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:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1983$20.00-
1984$20.653.24%
1985$21.986.46%
1986$23.747.98%
1987$26.059.77%
1988$28.519.42%
1989$31.129.17%
1990$34.2410.01%
1991$37.8310.50%
1992$41.469.59%
1993$44.116.39%
1994$46.284.93%
1995$48.244.25%
1996$49.201.97%
1997$50.101.84%
1998$51.342.48%
1999$52.752.74%
2000$53.962.30%
2001$55.112.12%
2002$56.602.70%
2003$58.383.15%
2004$60.663.90%
2005$62.793.52%
2006$66.035.15%
2007$69.114.68%
2008$72.945.54%
2009$75.283.21%
2010$76.872.12%
2011$79.022.79%
2012$80.942.43%
2013$83.242.84%
2014$85.162.31%
2015$86.411.46%
2016$87.891.71%
2017$89.822.20%
2018$93.373.96%
2019$96.383.22%
2020$99.743.49%
2021$104.474.74%
2022$108.593.95%*

* 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 Garbage and trash collection:

Year1983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.000103.238109.908118.677130.269142.538155.608171.185189.154207.285220.531231.400241.223245.985250.500256.715263.762269.815275.538282.985291.900303.292313.962330.131345.566364.695376.402384.369395.091404.704416.183425.796432.030439.427449.089466.861481.902498.705522.329542.958

Adjust garbage and trash collection prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1983 * 1983 USD value = 2022 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 542.958 in 2022:

542.958 / 100.000 * $20 = $108.59

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1983 has the same "purchasing power" as $108.59 in 2022 (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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