Car servicing priced at $500 in 2012 $640.95 in 2022

Car Servicing Inflation Calculator


Prices for Car Servicing, 2012-2022 ($500)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for motor vehicle maintenance and servicing are 28.19% higher in 2022 versus 2012 (a $140.95 difference in value).

Between 2012 and 2022: Car servicing experienced an average inflation rate of 2.51% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, car servicing costing $500 in the year 2012 would cost $640.95 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.34% during this same period, inflation for car servicing was higher.

In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 2.18%, which is below the average yearly change for car servicing during the 2012-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for car servicing was higher.

Price Inflation for Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (10.06%), 1979 (10.01%), and 1981 (8.43%).

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Buying power of $500.00 since 2012

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Car servicing, over time, for $500 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
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Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing:


Adjust car servicing prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2012 * 2012 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing was 233.271 in the year 2012 and 299.030 in 2022:

299.030 / 233.271 * $500 = $640.95

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $500 in 2012 has the same "purchasing power" as $640.95 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing).

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing in 1977. In addition to car servicing, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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