According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for moving, storage, freight expense were 26.28% higher in 2018 versus 2008.
Between 2008 and 2018: Moving expenses experienced an average inflation rate of 2.36% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, moving expenses costing $200 in the year 2008 would cost $252.56 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.47% during this same period, inflation for moving expenses was similar.
In the year 2008: Pricing changed by 0.38%, below the average yearly change for moving expenses during the 2008-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), price inflation for moving expenses was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Moving, storage, freight expense: