According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for rent of primary residence were 30.47% higher in 2020 versus 2012 (a $304.70 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2020: Rent experienced an average inflation rate of 3.38% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, rent costing $1,000 in the year 2012 would cost $1,304.70 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.49% during this same period, inflation for rent was higher.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 2.65%, which is below the average yearly change for rent during the 2012-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for rent was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Rent of primary residence:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Rent, over time, for $1000 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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