According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for moving, storage, freight expense were 34.13% higher in 2017 versus 2002.
Between 2002 and 2017: Moving expenses experienced an average inflation rate of 1.98% per year. In other words, moving expenses costing $200 in the year 2002 would cost $268.26 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.08% during this same period, inflation for moving expenses was lower.
In the year 2002: Pricing changed by 2.53%, above the average yearly change for moving expenses during the 2002-2017 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2002 (1.59%), price inflation for moving expenses was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Moving, storage, freight expense: