According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for financial services were 8.57% higher in 2018 versus 2016 (a $42.85 difference in value).
Between 2016 and 2018: Financial services experienced an average inflation rate of 4.20% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, financial services costing $500 in the year 2016 would cost $542.85 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.28% during this same period, inflation for financial services was higher.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by 3.86%, which is below the average yearly change for financial services during the 2016-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), inflation for financial services was 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 2016. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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