According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for domestic services were 61.58% higher in 2018 versus 1998.
Between 1998 and 2018: Domestic services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.43% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, domestic services costing $20 in the year 1998 would cost $32.32 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.15% during this same period, inflation for domestic services was similar.
In the year 1998: Pricing changed by 1.71%, below the average yearly change for domestic services during the 1998-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1998 (1.55%), price inflation for domestic services was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Domestic services: