According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for car and truck rental were 12.35% higher in 2018 versus 2003.
Between 2003 and 2018: Car and truck rental experienced an average inflation rate of 0.78% per year. In other words, car and truck rental costing $20 in the year 2003 would cost $22.47 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.05% during this same period, inflation for car and truck rental was lower.
In the year 2003: Pricing changed by -1.07%, below the average yearly change for car and truck rental during the 2003-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2003 (2.27%), price inflation for car and truck rental was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Car and truck rental: