According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for owners' equivalent rent of residences were 16.90% lower in 2008 versus 2017.
Between 2008 and 2017: Owners' equivalent rent of residences experienced an average inflation rate of 2.08% per year. In other words, owners' equivalent rent of residences costing $20 in the year 2008 would cost $24.07 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.43% during this same period, owners' equivalent rent of residences inflation was similar.
In the year 2008: Pricing changed by 2.45%, above the average yearly change for owners' equivalent rent of residences during the 2008-2017 time period. Compared to overall inflation for all items in 2008 (3.70%), price inflation for owners' equivalent rent of residences was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Owners' equivalent rent of residences: