According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for financial services were 1.92% higher in 2018 versus 2017.
Between 2017 and 2018: Financial services experienced an average inflation rate of 1.92% per year. In other words, financial services costing $500 in the year 2017 would cost $509.60 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.68% during this same period, inflation for financial services was similar.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by 3.67%, above the average yearly change for financial services during the 2017-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), price inflation for financial services was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Financial services: