According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for financial services were 24.36% higher in 2017 versus 2008.
Between 2008 and 2017: Financial services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.45% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, financial services costing $500 in the year 2008 would cost $621.79 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.45% during this same period, inflation for financial services was similar.
In the year 2008: Pricing changed by 2.38%, below the average yearly change for financial services during the 2008-2017 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), price inflation for financial services was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Financial services: