According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for legal services were 21.37% higher in 2020 versus 2012 (a $2,137.44 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2020: Legal services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.45% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, legal services costing $10,000 in the year 2012 would cost $12,137.44 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.45% 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 2012-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for legal services was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Legal services:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Legal services, over time, for $10000 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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