According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for financial services were 26.92% higher in 2018 versus 2008.
Between 2008 and 2018: Financial services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.41% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, financial services costing $500 in the year 2008 would cost $634.59 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.47% during this same period, inflation for financial services was similar.
In the year 2008: Pricing changed by 2.38%, below the average yearly change for financial services during the 2008-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), price inflation for financial services was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Financial services: