Water and sewerage maintenance priced at $20 in 1952 $779.81 in 2022

Water And Sewerage Maintenance Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Water And Sewerage Maintenance, 1952-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for water and sewerage maintenance are 3,799.05% higher in 2022 versus 1952 (a $759.81 difference in value).

Between 1952 and 2022: Water and sewerage maintenance experienced an average inflation rate of 5.37% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, water and sewerage maintenance costing $20 in the year 1952 would cost $779.81 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.48% during this same period, inflation for water and sewerage maintenance was higher.

Price Inflation for Water and sewerage maintenance since 1952

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1981 (11.99%), 1982 (11.89%), and 1955 (11.83%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1952

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Water and sewerage maintenance, over time, for $20 beginning in 1952. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1952$20.00-
1953$20.251.24%
1954$20.993.68%
1955$23.4811.83%
1956$23.911.85%
1957$25.717.53%
1958$27.396.52%
1959$28.453.85%
1960$29.443.49%
1961$30.252.74%
1962$30.872.05%
1963$32.053.82%
1964$32.631.81%
1965$33.542.79%
1966$34.563.04%
1967$35.452.59%
1968$37.224.98%
1969$39.526.19%
1970$42.617.81%
1971$47.1510.65%
1972$48.963.85%
1973$51.655.48%
1974$54.725.94%
1975$60.079.78%
1976$66.7011.04%
1977$73.9410.86%
1978$82.2311.20%
1979$86.024.61%
1980$91.876.80%
1981$102.8911.99%
1982$115.1211.89%
1983$124.698.32%
1984$132.876.56%
1985$140.846.00%
1986$148.395.36%
1987$156.325.34%
1988$164.875.47%
1989$174.866.06%
1990$186.536.67%
1991$200.167.31%
1992$213.766.79%
1993$225.365.43%
1994$236.735.05%
1995$244.113.12%
1996$254.054.07%
1997$260.862.68%
1998$269.943.48%
1999$275.742.15%
2000$282.652.51%
2001$291.403.10%
2002$301.183.36%
2003$312.693.82%
2004$333.046.51%
2005$352.085.72%
2006$369.244.87%
2007$388.375.18%
2008$411.585.98%
2009$440.296.97%
2010$472.967.42%
2011$500.465.81%
2012$532.466.39%
2013$558.674.92%
2014$581.464.08%
2015$612.355.31%
2016$638.084.20%
2017$661.923.74%
2018$684.153.36%
2019$705.743.16%
2020$727.433.07%
2021$750.313.15%
2022$779.813.93%*

* 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 sewerage maintenance:

Year19521953195419551956195719581959196019611962196319641965196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI16.10016.30016.90018.90019.25020.70022.05022.90023.70024.35024.85025.80026.26727.00027.82028.54029.96031.81534.30037.95439.41541.57744.04648.35453.69259.52366.19269.24673.95482.82392.669100.377106.962113.377119.454125.838132.723140.762150.154161.131172.077181.415190.569196.508204.508209.992217.300221.969227.531234.577242.454251.715268.100283.423297.238312.635331.326354.434380.729402.868428.627449.730468.074492.945513.652532.844550.738568.120585.581604.002627.747

Adjust water and sewerage maintenance prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1952 * 1952 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Water and sewerage maintenance was 16.100 in the year 1952 and 627.747 in 2022:

627.747 / 16.100 * $20 = $779.81

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1952 has the same "purchasing power" as $779.81 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Water and sewerage maintenance).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Water and sewerage maintenance in 1952. In addition to water and sewerage maintenance, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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