According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for car and truck rental were 4.97% lower in 2018 versus 2009.
Between 2009 and 2018: Car and truck rental experienced an average inflation rate of -0.57% per year. In other words, car and truck rental costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $19.01 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.70% during this same period, inflation for car and truck rental was lower.
In the year 2009: Pricing changed by 8.39%, significantly above the average yearly change for car and truck rental during the 2009-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), price inflation for car and truck rental was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Car and truck rental: