According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for car and truck rental were 9.42% higher in 2017 versus 2008.
Between 2008 and 2017: Car and truck rental experienced an average inflation rate of 1.01% per year. In other words, car and truck rental costing $20 in the year 2008 would cost $21.88 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.45% during this same period, inflation for car and truck rental was lower.
In the year 2008: Pricing changed by 3.52%, above the average yearly change for car and truck rental during the 2008-2017 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), 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: