According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for moving, storage, freight expense were 27.67% higher in 2018 versus 2012.
Between 2012 and 2018: Moving expenses experienced an average inflation rate of 4.15% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, moving expenses costing $200 in the year 2012 would cost $255.33 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.38% during this same period, inflation for moving expenses was similar.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 3.17%, below the average yearly change for moving expenses during the 2012-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), price inflation for moving expenses was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Moving, storage, freight expense: