According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for domestic services were 4.50% higher in 2018 versus 2016.
Between 2016 and 2018: Domestic services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.22% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, domestic services costing $20 in the year 2016 would cost $20.90 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.91% during this same period, inflation for domestic services was similar.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by 1.06%, below the average yearly change for domestic services during the 2016-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), price inflation for domestic services was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Domestic services: