According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for legal services were 26.55% higher in 2019 versus 2010 (a $2,655.31 difference in value).
Between 2010 and 2019: Legal services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.65% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, legal services costing $10,000 in the year 2010 would cost $12,655.31 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.74% during this same period, inflation for legal services was higher.
In the year 2010: Pricing changed by 3.59%, which is above the average yearly change for legal services during the 2010-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2010 (1.64%), inflation for legal services was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Legal services:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Legal services, over time, for $10000 beginning in 2010. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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