According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for car and truck rental were 9.02% higher in 2018 versus 2006.
Between 2006 and 2018: Car and truck rental experienced an average inflation rate of 0.72% per year. In other words, car and truck rental costing $20 in the year 2006 would cost $21.80 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.77% during this same period, inflation for car and truck rental was lower.
In the year 2006: Pricing changed by 3.50%, above the average yearly change for car and truck rental during the 2006-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2006 (3.23%), 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: