According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for financial services were 8.24% higher in 2018 versus 2015.
Between 2015 and 2018: Financial services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.67% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, financial services costing $500 in the year 2015 would cost $541.20 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.63% during this same period, inflation for financial services was similar.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by 4.22%, above the average yearly change for financial services during the 2015-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), price inflation for financial services was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Financial services: