According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for car and truck rental were 20.73% higher in 2017 versus 2005.
Between 2005 and 2017: Car and truck rental experienced an average inflation rate of 1.58% per year. In other words, car and truck rental costing $20 in the year 2005 would cost $24.15 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.91% during this same period, inflation for car and truck rental was lower.
In the year 2005: Pricing changed by 1.48%, below the average yearly change for car and truck rental during the 2005-2017 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2005 (3.39%), price inflation for car and truck rental was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Car and truck rental: