According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for legal services are 9.03% higher in 2022 versus 2019 (a $903.48 difference in value).
Between 2019 and 2022: Legal services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.93% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, legal services costing $10,000 in the year 2019 would cost $10,903.48 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 4.50% during this same period, inflation for legal services was lower.
In the year 2019: Pricing changed by 0.97%, which is below the average yearly change for legal services during the 2019-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2019 (1.81%), inflation for legal services was lower.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Legal services, over time, for $10,000 beginning in 2019. 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: