According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for moving, storage, freight expense were 29.78% higher in 2018 versus 2005.
Between 2005 and 2018: Moving expenses experienced an average inflation rate of 2.03% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, moving expenses costing $200 in the year 2005 would cost $259.55 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.89% during this same period, inflation for moving expenses was similar.
In the year 2005: Pricing changed by 4.56%, above the average yearly change for moving expenses during the 2005-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2005 (3.39%), price inflation for moving expenses was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Moving, storage, freight expense: