According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for car and truck rental were 8.31% lower in 2020 versus 2018 (a $1.66 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2020: Car and truck rental experienced an average inflation rate of -4.25% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, car and truck rental costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $18.34 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.37% during this same period, inflation for car and truck rental was significantly lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Car and truck rental:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Car and truck rental, over time, for $20 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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