According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for moving, storage, freight expense were 48.83% higher in 2017 versus 1999.
Between 1999 and 2017: Moving expenses experienced an average inflation rate of 2.23% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, moving expenses costing $200 in the year 1999 would cost $297.67 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.17% during this same period, inflation for moving expenses was similar.
In the year 1999: Pricing changed by 2.82%, above the average yearly change for moving expenses during the 1999-2017 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1999 (2.19%), price inflation for moving expenses was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Moving, storage, freight expense: