According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for legal services were 89.20% higher in 2018 versus 2000.
Between 2000 and 2018: Legal services experienced an average inflation rate of 3.61% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, legal services costing $10,000 in the year 2000 would cost $18,920.30 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.09% during this same period, inflation for legal services was similar.
In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 5.20%, above the average yearly change for legal services during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), price inflation for legal services was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Legal services: