Moving expenses priced at $200 in 2000 $300.71 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Moving expenses

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Prices for Moving Expenses, 2000-2018 ($200)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for moving, storage, freight expense were 50.36% higher in 2018 versus 2000.

Between 2000 and 2018: Moving expenses experienced an average inflation rate of 2.29% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, moving expenses costing $200 in the year 2000 would cost $300.71 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.09% during this same period, inflation for moving expenses was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 3.91%, above the average yearly change for moving expenses during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), price inflation for moving expenses was higher.

Price Inflation for Moving, storage, freight expense since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2016 (10.11%), 2015 (6.36%), and 2005 (4.56%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Moving, storage, freight expense:

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 100.000 102.177 105.054 109.162 113.692 116.569 119.254 120.854 126.369 129.500 129.372 129.866 126.399 124.900 124.509 128.457 130.121 132.595 141.028 155.287 156.980 164.132

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How to calculate the inflation rate for moving expenses, 2000-2018

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Moving, storage, freight expense was 109.162 in the year 2000 and 164.132 in 2018:

164.132 / 109.162 * $200 = $300.71

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $200 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $300.71 in 2018 (in the category of Moving, storage, freight expense).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Moving, storage, freight expense in 1997. In addition to moving expenses, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of other goods and services.

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