According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for domestic services were 12.23% higher in 2018 versus 2012 (a $2.45 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2018: Domestic services experienced an average inflation rate of 1.94% per year. In other words, domestic services costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $22.45 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.50% during this same period, inflation for domestic services was higher.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 1.38%, which is below the average yearly change for domestic services during the 2012-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for domestic services was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Domestic services:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Domestic services, over time, for $20 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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