According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for car and truck rental were 10.15% higher in 2018 versus 2002.
Between 2002 and 2018: Car and truck rental experienced an average inflation rate of 0.61% per year. In other words, car and truck rental costing $20 in the year 2002 would cost $22.03 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.05% during this same period, inflation for car and truck rental was lower.
In the year 2002: Pricing changed by 5.55%, significantly above the average yearly change for car and truck rental during the 2002-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2002 (1.59%), price inflation for car and truck rental was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Car and truck rental: