According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for legal services are 39.18% higher in 2023 versus 2012 (a $3,918.47 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2023: Legal services experienced an average inflation rate of 3.05% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, legal services costing $10,000 in the year 2012 would cost $13,918.47 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.59% during this same period, inflation for legal services was higher.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 2.03%, which is below the average yearly change for legal services during the 2012-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for legal services was lower.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Legal services, over time, for $10,000 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
|Year||USD Value||Inflation Rate|
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Legal services: