According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for car and truck rental were 3% higher in 2018 versus 2008.
Between 2008 and 2018: Car and truck rental experienced an average inflation rate of 0.30% per year. In other words, car and truck rental costing $20 in the year 2008 would cost $20.60 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.49% during this same period, inflation for car and truck rental was lower.
In the year 2008: Pricing changed by 3.52%, significantly above the average yearly change for car and truck rental during the 2008-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), price inflation for car and truck rental was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Car and truck rental: