According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for moving, storage, freight expense were 26.03% higher in 2018 versus 2013.
Between 2013 and 2018: Moving expenses experienced an average inflation rate of 4.74% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, moving expenses costing $200 in the year 2013 would cost $252.07 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.36% during this same period, inflation for moving expenses was similar.
In the year 2013: Pricing changed by 1.30%, significantly below the average yearly change for moving expenses during the 2013-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2013 (1.46%), price inflation for moving expenses was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Moving, storage, freight expense: