According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for moving, storage, freight expense were 56.36% higher in 2017 versus 1997.
Between 1997 and 2017: Moving expenses experienced an average inflation rate of 2.26% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, moving expenses costing $200 in the year 1997 would cost $312.71 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.14% during this same period, inflation for moving expenses was similar.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Moving, storage, freight expense: