According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for car and truck rental were 15.04% higher in 2018 versus 1999.
Between 1999 and 2018: Car and truck rental experienced an average inflation rate of 0.74% per year. In other words, car and truck rental costing $20 in the year 1999 would cost $23.01 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.13% during this same period, inflation for car and truck rental was lower.
In the year 1999: Pricing changed by 2.78%, above the average yearly change for car and truck rental during the 1999-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1999 (2.19%), price inflation for car and truck rental was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Car and truck rental: