According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for moving, storage, freight expense were 31.71% higher in 2018 versus 2011.
Between 2011 and 2018: Moving expenses experienced an average inflation rate of 4.01% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, moving expenses costing $200 in the year 2011 would cost $263.43 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.48% during this same period, inflation for moving expenses was similar.
In the year 2011: Pricing changed by -0.31%, significantly below the average yearly change for moving expenses during the 2011-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2011 (3.16%), 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: