According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for pet services including veterinary were 18.42% higher in 2018 versus 2012 (a $3.68 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2018: Pet services including veterinary experienced an average inflation rate of 2.86% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, pet services including veterinary costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $23.68 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.50% during this same period, inflation for pet services including veterinary was higher.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 3.05%, which is above the average yearly change for pet services including veterinary during the 2012-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), 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 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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