According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for financial services were 21.76% higher in 2018 versus 2012 (a $108.81 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2018: Financial services experienced an average inflation rate of 3.34% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, financial services costing $500 in the year 2012 would cost $608.81 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.44% during this same period, inflation for financial services was higher.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 5.48%, which is above the average yearly change for financial services during the 2012-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for financial services was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Financial services:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Financial services, over time, for $500 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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