According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for car and truck rental were 12.85% higher in 2018 versus 2005.
Between 2005 and 2018: Car and truck rental experienced an average inflation rate of 0.93% per year. In other words, car and truck rental costing $20 in the year 2005 would cost $22.57 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.88% during this same period, inflation for car and truck rental was lower.
In the year 2005: Pricing changed by 1.48%, above the average yearly change for car and truck rental during the 2005-2018 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: