According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for pet services including veterinary were 3.68% higher in 2019 versus 2018 (a $0.74 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2019: Pet services including veterinary experienced an average inflation rate of 3.68% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, pet services including veterinary costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $20.74 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.81% during this same period, inflation for pet services including veterinary was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Pet services including veterinary:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Pet services including veterinary, 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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