According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for pet services including veterinary were 38.71% higher in 2018 versus 2008 (a $7.74 difference in value).
Between 2008 and 2018: Pet services including veterinary experienced an average inflation rate of 3.33% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, pet services including veterinary costing $20 in the year 2008 would cost $27.74 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.55% during this same period, inflation for pet services including veterinary was higher.
In the year 2008: Pricing changed by 6.18%, which is above the average yearly change for pet services including veterinary during the 2008-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), inflation for pet services including veterinary was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Pet services including veterinary:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Pet services including veterinary, over time, for $20 beginning in 2008. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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