According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for owners' equivalent rent of residences were 60.70% lower in 1986 versus 2017.
Owners' equivalent rent of residences experienced an average inflation rate of 3.06% per year between 1986 and 2017. In other words, owners' equivalent rent of residences costing $20 in the year 1986 would cost $50.89 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase.
Pricing changed by 5.21% in 1986, above the yearly average change for owners' equivalent rent of residences during the 1986-2017 time period. Compared to overall inflation for all items in 1986 (1.86%), price inflation for owners' equivalent rent of residences was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Owners' equivalent rent of residences: