Moving expenses priced at $200 in 2014 $250.41 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Moving expenses

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Prices for Moving Expenses, 2014-2018 ($200)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for moving, storage, freight expense were 25.21% higher in 2018 versus 2014 (a $50.41 difference in value).

Between 2014 and 2018: Moving expenses experienced an average inflation rate of 5.78% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, moving expenses costing $200 in the year 2014 would cost $250.41 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.48% during this same period, inflation for moving expenses was significantly higher.

In the year 2014: Pricing changed by 1.90%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for moving expenses during the 2014-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2014 (1.62%), inflation for moving expenses was higher.

Price Inflation for Moving, storage, freight expense since 1998

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2016 (10.12%), 2015 (6.36%), and 2018 (5.72%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Moving, storage, freight expense:

Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 102.183 105.058 109.167 113.700 116.575 119.258 120.817 126.367 129.500 129.372 129.866 126.432 124.931 124.554 128.442 130.073 132.547 140.982 155.250 156.982 165.958

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Buying power of $200 since 2014

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Moving expenses, over time, for $200 beginning in 2014. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2014 $200.00 1.90%
2015 $212.73 6.36%
2016 $234.26 10.12%
2017 $236.87 1.12%
2018 $250.41 5.72%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for moving expenses, 2014-2018

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2014 * 2014 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Moving, storage, freight expense was 132.547 in the year 2014 and 165.958 in 2018:

165.958 / 132.547 * $200 = $250.41

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $200 in 2014 has the same "purchasing power" as $250.41 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Moving, storage, freight expense).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Moving, storage, freight expense in 1998. In addition to moving expenses, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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