According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for veterinarian services were 7.13% higher in 2020 versus 2018 (a $1.43 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2020: Veterinarian services experienced an average inflation rate of 3.51% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, veterinarian services costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $21.43 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.37% during this same period, inflation for veterinarian services was higher.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 2.55%, which is below the average yearly change for veterinarian services during the 2018-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for veterinarian services was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Veterinarian services:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Veterinarian services, 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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