According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for moving, storage, freight expense were 17.35% higher in 2018 versus 2015 (a $34.69 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2018: Moving expenses experienced an average inflation rate of 5.48% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, moving expenses costing $200 in the year 2015 would cost $234.69 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.87% during this same period, inflation for moving expenses was significantly higher.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by 6.36%, which is above the average yearly change for moving expenses during the 2015-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for moving expenses was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Moving, storage, freight expense:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Moving expenses, over time, for $200 beginning in 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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