Price Increases

Inflation by Country
United States - 74.70% from 2000-2023 (

Inflation by Spending Category
CPI is the weighted combination of many categories of spending that are tracked by the government. Breaking down these categories helps explain the main drivers behind price changes.
Between 2000 and 2023:
Gas prices increased from $1.30 per gallon to $3.51 (170% increase)
Electricity prices increased from $0.08 per KwH to $0.17 (112.5% increase)
Medical Care increased 111.10%
Food & Beverages 88.51% higher in 2023 versus 2000
Grocery Bill increased 343.47826% from 2000-2023
Heating 35.76% (macrotrends)
water/sewage from 2019 to 2020 rose 6.37% since 2012, fixed wastewater rates have increased by 60.9%, while variable rates have risen only 39.1% (2000-2023 increased 185.20% -
College Tuition increased 69% for a public 4-year college (NCES)
Car insurance increased 56% (


M. Mantle ($12.5 Million)
Inverted Jenny (exact year as last WSP has not been re auctioned, there was one of a different year solf for 200k and other sold in 2005 for $2.97 Million)

Charizard ($420,000 USD)
$185,850 - 2019

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