According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for car and truck rental were 4.21% higher in 2017 versus 2012.
Between 2012 and 2017: Car and truck rental experienced an average inflation rate of 0.83% per year. In other words, car and truck rental costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $20.84 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.31% during this same period, inflation for car and truck rental was lower.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by -0.26%, below the average yearly change for car and truck rental during the 2012-2017 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), 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: