According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for moving, storage, freight expense were 29.75% higher in 2018 versus 2009.
Between 2009 and 2018: Moving expenses experienced an average inflation rate of 2.94% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, moving expenses costing $200 in the year 2009 would cost $259.49 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.68% during this same period, inflation for moving expenses was similar.
In the year 2009: Pricing changed by -2.67%, significantly below the average yearly change for moving expenses during the 2009-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), price inflation for moving expenses was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Moving, storage, freight expense: